Brian Kim Newell

PORTAGE – Brian Kim Newell, age 69, passed on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Aspirus Divine Savior Hospital in Portage, WI. He was born in Mauston, WI, on May 23, 1951, the son of Charles and Vera (Baney) Newell.

Brian lived the greatest share of his life in Portage. He grew up sharing many adventures in the out-of-doors and local marsh with his brothers who were sometimes referred to as “The Three Musketeers”. He enjoyed fishing, spending time in nature taking pictures of wildlife, and watching the Green Bay Packers with friends. His Christian faith helped him to endure through difficult times in his life and especially during the last few years as he fought throat cancer.

Brian is survived by his brothers, Gary (Linda) of Oregon, and Tom of Portage; his sisters, Lorraine (LaMont) Page of Waupun, Diane Glodoski of Madison, Faye Siegel of Pardeeville, and Lisa (Scott) Wysocki of Sun Prairie; nieces, Elizabeth Page, Sue Beekman (Matthew Walker), Kris (Lesley Wolf) Glodoski Wolf, Lasha Siegel, Sarah (Jason) Siegel-Familletti and Danielle (Fred) Ramos; nephews, Gabriel and Abe Siegel and James (Dustin McCoy) Peronto; 4 grandnieces, 1 grandnephew, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; half-brother, Charles Newell, Jr.; brothers-in-law, Charles Glodoski and Ned Siegel; nephews, David and Daniel Page; grandnephews, Matthew and Andrew Beekman. 

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no funeral. Inurnment will be at Silver Lake Cemetery.

The family expresses their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Carbone Cancer Center in Madison and the staff of Agrace HospiceCare for their compassionate care. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.



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