Ryan Lee Newcomer
                                       May 29, 1951 -- April 12, 2017

Ryan Lee Newcomer, 65, of Bristol, died at 11:42 am on Wednesday, April
12, at Goshen Health Hospital, Goshen from complications of congestive
heart failure. He was born on May 29, 1951 in Goshen, to Lowell Max and
Patricia (Replogle) Newcomer.  On July 5, 1997 in Elkhart he married
Valerie Troyer; she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are his
children, Deb Newcomer of Lafayette, Tonya Newcomer-Derr, Craig (Cori)
Newcomer and Heather (David) Burke all of Goshen, Amanda Pederson
of Elkhart; nine grandchildren, Haley, Brandi, Kelly, Dakota, David, Mandi,
Tripp, Carter and Kayden; great-granddaughter, Mary Jane; his siblings,
Sue (Doug) Purdue of Goshen; Wayne (Jackie) Newcomer of Lafayette,
Dale (Phyllis) Newcomer of New Paris; sister-in-law, Deloris Newcomer of
Nappanee; his first wife, Niketa Berkey.  He was preceded in death by his
parents and brother, Tracy Newcomer. Ryan was on staff at the Elkhart
County Juvenile Detention Center and had worked for 28 years in the
sales department at Jayco. He served on the Elkhart County Sherriff’s
Department as a reserve officer for 23 years, serving as Chief of
Reserves for many years. He served in the Army Airborne Division as a
mechanic in Germany. He was active with the Elkhart County 4-H
Shooting Sports, attended River Oaks Community Church and was an
avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He enjoyed spending time with his
children, grandchildren and other extended family. Visitation will be from
3:00 - 8:00 pm on Monday April 17, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003
South Main Street Middlebury and from 4:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday, April 18,
at Union Center Church, 70535 CR 11, Nappanee. Funeral services will be
at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 19, also at the church. Services will be
conducted by Rev. Dick Matteson. Burial will be in Union Center
Cemetery, Nappanee. Memorials may be given to Elkhart County 4-H
Shooting Sports or the Juvenile Detention Center.  

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All our prayers for your family at this time of your loss
From: Frank Ambler
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My thoughts and prayers are with Valerie and her entire family.  I worked
at Jayco years ago with both Ryan & Valerie.
From: Lynn Downer-Goss/Atlanta, GA
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Marc and I were deeply saddened at the news of Ryan's passing. We
both have such fond memories of Ryan and Val when we all worked
together. A bond we are grateful to have. May God's Grace be with you all
through this difficult time. Ryan's sense of humor will continue to live on
with all who were fortunate enough to have known him.
From: Marc and Lori West
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Valerie our hearts are saddened for your loss. All of us from Southaven
RV & Marine want you to know how much Ryan will be missed. I love
reading his fishing episodes off the shore of Ed McKinney's house. Our
Prayers are with you and your family.
From: Mark and Carlene Hixson
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I am so very sorry for your loss.  Ryan was a great person and so
obviously loved by all of his family.  My prayers are with you.
From: Becky Bender
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I worked with Ryan at Jayco.  I have the best memories of his story telling
and great sense of humor.  He was a pleasure to work with and his
passion for all that is right and good shone through in all that he did.
Sending prayers to those of you who loved him best, so sorry for your
From: Lisa Mathews
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Although we haven't known Ryan for a great length of time, we found him
to be a delightful person and a warm friend. It is hard to imagine his being
gone. He will definitely be so much missed by his family and friends.
From: Dick & Esther Matteson
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Bob & I both worked with Ryan at Jayco many years ago. We are so
sorry to learn of his passing. He was a great soul & will be missed by
many. May God bring comfort to Val and all of Ryan's family.
From: Bob & Lynnette FitzSimmons
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Know that my heart is sad for you Deb, Tonya, Craig and the entire
family. Ryan will leave a huge gap in the family as well as the community.
Sending hugs your way.
From: Aunt Patti
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Val it was a complete shock to hear about Ryan. He has always been a
very strong person with such a personality to go with him. There isn't a
thing he wouldn't do for anyone. Working with both of you was special,
you are such a sweet person you were meant for each other. Prayers are
with you and your children in this great loss. He always had the funniest
stories on Facebook.  Time will heal your with the grace of God. I just lost
my mother unexpectedly 4 weeks ago so I know the hurt. I wanted to
come but my daughter had a complete knee surgery the day of his
viewing. We didn't leave hospital until 8:00 that night. I sure would have
been there if it wasn't for that
From: Shirley Rassi