October 3, 1937 – November 24, 2021
On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, Della (Turvold) Newlin formerly of Harlan Iowa, passed away in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 83. She was born to Odean J. Turvold and Edna A. (Walswick) in Albert Lea, Minnesota, October 3, 1937. Della married Dennis E. Newlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Newlin, August of 1960, at the First Lutheran Church in Northwood, Iowa.
Della was a schoolteacher who started teaching in 1957 in Swea City, Iowa, and eventually taught in Harlan, Iowa up until she retired in 2018. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska and her Master’s in Education from University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
In 2004, Della was 1 of 36 teachers across the U.S. selected to participate in ‘We the People’, a nationally acclaimed civic education program based in Washington, DC. Della was also active in many organizations and clubs. She enjoyed domestic and international travel, working around her home, attending Iowa State Football games, patronizing the Omaha Community Playhouse, and playing bridge.
Della was preceded in death by husband, Dennis; parents, Gene and Dutch Newlin; and parents, Odean and Edna Turvold. Della is survived by three sisters and four children: David Newlin of Austin Texas, Dixie Peterson (Todd) of Ankeny Iowa, Dee Newlin of West Des Moines Iowa, and Dan Newlin of Seminole, Florida; three grandchildren: Logan Peterson, Taylor Peterson and Morgan Newlin.
A Memorial Service for family will take place at the South Shellrock Cemetery in Northwood, Iowa, where she will be buried with her parents Odean and Edna.