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Jeffrey V. Newburg

September 2, 2022 | 11 comments

Jeffrey V. Newburg, 54, of La Crescent, passed away August 30, 2022. Born July 27, 1968, he is survived by 4 siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Everett “Charlie” and Mary (Fogel) Newburg, his sister Sheila Newburg, and his niece Kristina Stein. Jeff was followed to the afterlife by his brother James Newburg who passed away 2 days after Jeff. Jeff was known as an avid fisherman, hunter, golfer, animal-lover and outdoorsman.
A man of many talents, he had a keen ability to practice and perfect his craft at whatever it was he was working on through determination and unwavering focus. Jeff had a strong bond with his family and a deep belief in Jesus; with family, friends, and faith he found support throughout life’s challenges. He loved them dearly and they loved him.
Jeff had many qualities that defined him, but none greater than his ability to love the peace and simplicity of daily life. Through highs and lows, Jeff always said to “enjoy the simple things.”
Jeff’s family and friends best describe him with the following words and phrases: brave, real, hard-working, humourous, energetic, helpful, loving, dives in with both feet (and more so his heart), caring, compassionate for people and their struggles, and intense.
These words and phrases are only parts to a whole, the whole of which was a very special and unique person who always brought a mischievous smile, cackling laugh, a real and grounding perspective, and love to those around him even in the darkest of times.
Please join us in celebrating Jeff’s life on Wednesday, September 7th at First Lutheran Church in La Crescent, MN. There will be a visitation from 12-2pmfollowed by a service at 2pm with lunch to follow.  In lieu of flowers, please bring canned goods or monetary donations for the La Crescent food shelf.
In his last weeks, Jeff had said “my pastor was second only to my brother Stretch for being my male mentor and idol.”
A special thank you to Jeff’s brother Stretch and Pastor Christensen for providing support and mentorship. Thank you to everyone who has been there and experienced life with Jeff, it was one hell of a ride.
Jeff, thank you for fighting to give us the time we had with you. We miss you dearly, each and every day. Love you much and Godspeed.
“How many” “Laugh at the small things”
“None of us are getting out of here alive.”
-Jeffrey Newburg



  1. Todd Duerwachter

    My deepest sympathy to the Newburg family. We lost a good one. I’ll miss him dearly,but will always have my memories of growing up with him. We always walked to High School. As we passed by on Elm St. in -20 degrees, Jeff would come out to meet us with a tee shirt covered with an unzipped hoodie and unbuttoned jean jacket and wet hair from showering. By the time we walked 2 blocks his hair was frozen solid as well as his eyebrows! We would revisit that story many times over the years as well as countless others. Jeff had a huge heart and literally would have given the shirt off his back. Rest In Peace my friend. Until we meet again. Todd & Lori Duerwachter

  2. Connie Dickson

    I am so so sorry for your loss!!!!
    Prayers and love to the entire family!!!!!

  3. Butch Shuda

    Sorry for your loss’ such a likeable man and wonderful brother!

  4. Deb Schams

    Sam, I am very sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to the family.

  5. sherri engh

    So sorry for your loss. Being the youngest I didn’t know Jeff as well as the rest but he was a loving son and brother. May you Rest In Peace Jeff

  6. Patty Fitzpatrick

    Sam ….. you were the best sister Jeff could ask for-always there to help him. The two of you had a unique bond and created special memories for you to enjoy forever more.
    Hugs my dear friend, may you and your family remember the good times and get strength and comfort during this difficult time.
    Prayers for all of you ❤️❤️

  7. Heather Heberlein

    My heart goes out to your family during this very difficult time in the loss of 2 brothers Jeff and Jim. God bless you all, I am so sorry for your losses.

  8. Mary Jo Mickschl

    I taught Jeff at Crucifixion and can remember that red hair and huge smile! Many prayers for all of you!

    Mary Jo Mickschl

  9. Patricia Kaufmann

    Stretch and Janice, I am so sorry for your loss. May they rest in peace. Pat and Dennis Kaufmann

  10. Carol Stemper Gautsch

    My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I can’t imagine how difficult this time is for you losing two brothers.

  11. Kimberly (Poundstone) Tippetts

    My deepest sympathies

    I have so many sweet wonderful memories of Jeff during our time together in our young relationship, as well as with The Newburg Family. Jeff, Kris and I enjoyed many fun times together. They are so missed.

    Playing cards with Charlie and Mary was always intense but with a lot of laughter. Always guys against the girls.

    Jeff and I were able to have some great conversations over the last couple of years reminiscing over memories and photos. I am so thankful for those conversations now. I will miss his laugh and his innate ability to stay positive even during hard times. He always had the biggest heart and leaves a big impact. He will always hold a special place in my heart.

    Condolences for Jeff and Jim. My heart is with you. May God give you comfort and strength.


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