Gayle Elaine Newman, age 72 of Austin, died Thursday, November 26, 2015 at her home in Austin. She was born June 21, 1943 in Austin, Minnesota, the daughter of Warren and Iris (Nodine) Brooks. Gayle grew up and attended Austin schools. On December 31, 1976, she was united in marriage to Robert Allen Newman in Dexter, Minnesota. The couple later moved to Brownsdale, Minnesota before returning to Austin. She worked for Marsden’s Janitor Service in the mid-seventies. In the late 70’s to early 80’s, she worked for Kmart until she was hurt on the job and had to stop working. After recuperating at home during the mid-90’s to late 90’s, she worked for a short time at the Greenway Co-op gas station in Brownsdale, Minnesota
Survivors include her daughters Brenda (Dan) Rogers of Austin, Christal Barnett of Waseca and Brian Kraushaar of Rochester, and Jennifer Butts (Bill) of Kasson; sisters Linda (Tharen) Seljeseth of Owatonna, Melanie (George) Isaacs of Independence, Kentucky, Janice (Syd) De Jarnett of Fort Worth, Texas, Sharon Renhard of Mollala, Oregon; brother Dana Farrell of Austin, Minnesota; mother-in-law Vandy Newman; sister-in-laws Kathy (Jody) Bates and Holly Newman, all of Austin; nieces and nephews Aaron, Lee, Graham, Lena, Kim, Hillary, Lydel and Kiley; her 10 grandchildren that she loved dearly Adam, Sarah, Corey, Haley, Jordan, Colin, Ashley, Jon, Skylar, Alaina. She adored her great grandson Landon Rogers who always called her “GG”. Gayle was preceded in death by her grandmother Lena Ulwelling, mother Iris Brooks, husband Robert Allen Newman, brother Grey Brooks, brother-in-law Curt Renhard and son-in-law Curtis Barnett.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Pastor Dennis Tamke officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00-1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015 at Worlein Funeral Home. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.