Newell A. MostadNewell A. Mostad, age 86, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 26, 2010.
Newell A. Mostad
Newell A. Mostad, age 86, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 26, 2010.
He had resided at his daughter's home in Ramona, California for the past 16 years. He and his wife, Darlyne, had moved to Ramona from Placerville since retiring.
Newell is a former East Grand Forks grain, potatoes and sugar beets farmer. He graduated from Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston. He also graduated from Grier College in Chicago in 1949 in arc and gas welding. He retired from farming in 1963. He attended the Sacramento Technical Institute to study TAB machine operation and by June 1966 started work as a heavy equipment mechanic.
President Carter sent him a letter of recognition in 1980 for a suggestion which saved the government money on truck repairing. Since retiring in 1986 from the Sacramento Army Depot he worked as a maintenance supervisor for his daughter's 'Quality Hydroseeding' Company in Ramona, Ca. until he officially retired in 2003 at age 80.
In 1995 Newell and Darlyne were able to make a very special trip to Norway with their son, Newell Lee. They found many relatives and this trip was a highlight of their lives.
Newell was preceded in death by his wife Darlyne (Erickson) of 54 years. She passed away on February 13, 2003 in Poway, Ca. He is survived by his sister, Roma Jean New of Grand Forks, ND and his brother, Dewey of Yuba City, Ca. He is survived by his children, Cynthia Poundstone, Newell Lee and Dean. He is survived by grandchildren, Crystal, Jesse, Christine, Tahnee and Joseph and great grandchildren Zoey, Joshua and Emily.
He enjoyed nothing more than helping others. He asked for little, but gave generously of his time to his family and friends. He was an inspiration to everyone who knw him and he will be missed dearly by all who loved him.
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