Brent "Ben" Newton, 55, of Fort Dodge passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Trinity Regional Medical Center.
A Celebration of Life will be 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home. A prayer service will conclude the service at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ben is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jackie; daughter Keli Culver; grandsons, Jabek Dunbar and Joseph "Joey" Culver Jr. all of Fort Dodge.
Brent Nathan Newton was born November 2, 1969 in Winnebago, Nebraska. He graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1988. On December 19, 1987 he was united in marriage to Jackie. On August 13, 1988 they welcomed daughter Keli into the world.
Ben worked at various jobs throughout the years including: Cold Storage, Americold, Friendship Haven and Ellen's as a nurse's aide, Hardees, McDonalds, Burger King, His & Hers Miniature Golf and Chesterfields Lounge. Ben also loved to volunteer his time around his community. He volunteered with the Cub Scouts for 4 years as the Cub Master Leader. He also volunteered at the Blanden Art Museum
and Rogers Rangers. He often volunteered during the Frontier Days where he would work with Dave Parker and Colonel Bill Ryan. A former local artist, Sumner Heman often used Ben as subject matter in his drawings.
Ben enjoyed throwing darts on leagues. He also enjoyed the delicate process of making Indian Bead Work. Ben was very proud of his Native American heritage. Ben was known for being very organized. He loved spending his free time playing board games and cards with his friends and family.
Ben began having health problems in late 2004 and had to start dialysis weekly for the next 16 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lois (Stamper) Krivachek; granddaughter, Talaysia Culver; in laws, Mathew and Letha Peters.
Ben was a people person and great friend to many. His big heart and great smile will be missed dearly. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
"Jackie, I?m so sorry for the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care of yourself, and I pray that you have a full recovery.
I hope to see your smiling face next time I?m back in Fort Dodge at JaMars.
Cathy and Eldon from Loveland Colorado"
"Hi Jackie. Jackie and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. We e are thinking about you"
"Deepest condolences to Jackie and Family.. so many good memories"
"sorry for your loss
"He was a great father husband and brother he will be truly missed "
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know your Husband is always with you. And you both will be together again one day.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.
May God wrap his loving arms around you. May he give you comfort in your time of grief.
He was a very good man. My heart breaks for you, your Family, and all who knew him.
Please remember to take care of yourself. Many hugs. ???
"Dear Jackie, I am so sorry for your loss of your husband Ben. The community is with you and here to support you through this difficult time. Know you are not alone. You as well have had a very positive impact on the community through your years of service at JaMar's, so many people whose lives you have also touched! I know my parents, Jim and Joyce Hay adored you and would have sent their condolence's as well if they were still here."
"I'm so sorry Jackie to hear of your husbands passing. My heart goes out to you. I pray that you have a full recovery. There's something to say about 2 people that love each other so much, to be married 33 yrs. Ben will always be with you. God bless you and comfort you! "
"JACKIE,I AM SO SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR HUSBAND BEN, I HEAR HE WAS A VERY WONDERFUL MAN.YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS. JONN AT BECKER FLORIST"
"Dear Jackie, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am praying, too, for your quick recovery and return home and that God will give you the strength and courage to walk through this heartbreaking time. ?????????? Sharon Smith Schilling (Gerry Ackerman?s sister)
"Ben and Jackie were brought encouragement and lively conversation in the early morning hours at dialysis. They were the ones that always were there to welcome us. He will be missed!!-Marylin"