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Franklin H. "Dan" Newberry

March 29, 1941 — January 26, 2022

Franklin H. "Dan" Newberry

Franklin H. “Dan” Newberry, 80 of Gaylord, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at home, surrounded by his family.

Born in Frederic on March 29, 1941, he was the son of Roy and Grace (Demeray) Newberry.  On June 15, 1963, Dan was united in marriage to Patricia Schornack in Grayling.  They were longtime area residents and also lived in Michigan’s upper peninsula for a few years.

Dan enjoyed farming which part of his life for many years.  When he was just 15 years old, he purchased his farm of more than 400 acres.  Horses, especially Quarter horsed were a favorite of Dan’s and he enjoyed showing them. 

He was also a truck driver for many years, driving for Short Freight Lines and Hagar Trucking.  Dan and Pat were owners and operators of Newberry Sunshine AFC home on North Ohio Street in Gaylord for several years.

He loved his family, and they always came first.  He loved people too, always taking time to visit.  In his spare time, enjoyed hunting, fishing and travel.  

He is survived by Patricia, his wife of almost 59 years; his children, Brenda Bonamie of Gaylord, Connie (Paul) Augustson of Rudyard, Kevin (Sally) Newberry of Gaylord, Jeff Newberry of Gaylord and Randy (Bunny) Newberry of Gaylord; grandchildren, Brooke Newberry, Anthony Newberry, Taylor (Alex) Lemcool, Marissa Sikorski, Kayla (Matt) Edwards, Kole Newberry, Amanda (Charles) Johnson, Krisinda Newberry, Brianna (Chase) Small, Chaz Bonamie, Chris Bonamie, Casey Bonamie, Bob (Jenice) Sellers, Josh (LeAnne) Sellers, Amber (Adam) Maser Kodtey (Jesse) Augustson, Kassy (Bob) Glenister and Bradd (Stephanie) Bosley; 27 great grandchildren and one on the way; a brother-in-law, Clarence “Curly” LaMott; several nieces and nephews; and long time friend, Bill Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lorna and Betty; brothers, Gerald and Kenneth; a great granddaughter, Aliana Faith Bonamie and a great grandson, Charles Edward Bonamie VI. 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Community of Christ Church, 1030 Glenn Rd, Grayling, MI  49738.  Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to his family.

Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at

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