Adelheid "Heidi" Newman

Adelheid “Heidi” Newman, age 83 of Gordon, passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at St. Rita Catholic Church in Ranger with Rev. Father Vijaya Raju Mareedu officiating. Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11 at St. Rita Catholic Church.

Services have been entrusted to Morehart Mortuary.

Adelheid Rinke was born July 5, 1937, in Germany to Josef Rinke and Helene Beck Rinke. When she was 14, her family moved to the United States. They docked on April 10, 1952, and settled in Deshler, Nebraska.

During school, she met Raymond Gene Newman and on April 16, 1955, the two were married in Hebron, Nebraska. The family moved to Texas and Heidi and Raymond started their own business, I-20 Diesel Service, Inc., in Gordon. They owned and operated the business together for over 44 years.

In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting and teaching her daughters the craft. She loved her family dearly and was happiest spending time with each of them.

Heidi was a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Ranger.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Josef and Helene Rinke; one brother, Al Rinke; one sister, Ede Matthews; two sons, Richard Newman, Steven Newman; and one son-in-law, Randy Braim.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond Newman of Gordon; three children, Stuart Newman of Weatherford, Laura Mallory and husband Mark of Stephenville, and Cora Braim of Breckenridge; four siblings, Margaret Fishell and husband Wesley, Maggie Dittrich, Anna Marie Dyer, all of Colorado, and Josef Rinke of Nebraska; 10 grandchildren, James Newman, Tonya Hunter, Crystal Cole, Jonathan Braim, Mark Mallory II, Lesa Martinez, Adelheid Scroggins, Christina Mallory, Katlynn Long, Helene Braim; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at Morehart Mortuary.

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Published on December 04, 2020