Karl Albert Newacheck, 87, of Russell went to be with the Lord on October 14, 2019, while surrounded by his family. He was born to Karl Clarence Newacheck and Amalia (Mollie) Strecker Newacheck on November 17, 1931, in Russell, Kansas.
Karl was born and raised in Russell, Ks. He graduated from Russell High School in 1949 and then attended Bethany College two years. Karl is a US Veteran. In January 1952, he enlisted in the Air Force. He went to Korea in January 1954 and spent a year there at Kimpo K-14 and Oson K-55, as well as two weeks in Japan for advanced schooling. He came back to A.F.B. Riverside, California, where he was posted until his discharge in January of 1956. He returned to Russell for a short time and then went to Kansas City to television school for 3 months. After television school, he returned to Manhatten, Ks to Lab T.V. where he worked for a year.
In 1959, he met and fell in love with Marlene Ronningen of Carpio, N.D. They later married on June 12,1960 at St. John Lutheran Church. From this marriage were born 4 children, Tim, Tami, David and Scott. Marlene passed away April 25, 1988. On September 12, 1992 he married his second love, Louise Dreher. In 2002 they moved to his home in Russell. Louise later passed away on December 14, 2007.
He is survived by his 4 children: Tim Newacheck of Baldwin City, Ks., Tami (Mark) Thompson of Salina, Ks., David (Creath) Newacheck of Waldo Ks, Scott (Sherry) Newacheck of Russell, Ks.; 7 grandchildren: Katrina and Dominick Thompson, Brittany McCampbell and Chase Newacheck, and Zachary, Caleb and Abigail Newacheck, and one Great-grandson, Spencer Axelson; step daughters Lois Sellers and Carol Trapp; 5 step grandchildren, 8 step great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and his beloved cats.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, and his three sisters: Mary David, IdaRose Willson, and Delores Axelson.
A celebration of Karl’s life will be 10:30 A.M. on Monday, October 21, 2019, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, with Pastor Ron Wedel officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Russell, Kansas, with military honors performed by the Russell V.F.W. Post 6240. Visitation will be from 1 P.M. to 8 P.M. on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at the mortuary with family greeting guests from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. Sunday afternoon. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be given to the Big Creek Veterinary Clinic and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.