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In Memory of Darroyl 'D.J." Newcomer

Memorial Gathering

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday March 24, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Memorial Service with Full Military Honors

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday March 24, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Darroyl “D.J.” Newcomer, age 81, of Hudson, WI, passed away peacefully at home the afternoon of Friday, March 19, 2021 with his beloved wife by his side. D.J. was born on March 31, 1939 in Bernie, Missouri to parents James & Carrie Newcomer. He grew up alongside his four siblings in Missouri, & he still has many family members there. At the ripe age of 17, Darroyl decided to join the U.S. Air Force. He was enlisted from 1956-1960 before returning to civilian life, & marrying his sweetheart, Kay Palmsteen, on October 29, 1960 in East Farmington, WI. The pair settled down in Hudson, WI, & have spent the entirety of their 60-year marriage in the area. D.J. spent most of his working career driving truck for Central Wisconsin Lines, but he was also a proud E.M.T. & spent 13 years with N. St. Paul Fire & Rescue. Darroyl was an active member of the Local 120 Teamsters for 18 years as well. Outside of work, he & Kay loved camping & went on countless trips together over the years. D.J. also had a motorcycle, & often took advantage of pleasant weather by taking Kay out on the bike out for a nice, long ride. He will be missed dearly by those who were blessed to have him in their lives; but they will take comfort that D.J’s independent & free spirit is now at peace with his Lord.

Darroyl will remain in the hearts of his beloved wife, Kay; brother, Eugene “Butch” Newcomer; sisters-in-law, Sharon Newcomer, Deb Palmsteen, & Bev Palmsteen; brother-in-law, David Palmsteen; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, & neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents, James & Carrie Newcomer; sister, Melba Linville; brothers, James “Bud” Newcomer, & Davey Newcomer; parents-in-law, Cecil & Joyce Palmsteen; & brothers-in-law, Lyle Palmsteen, & Tom Palmsteen.

A Memorial Gathering for D.J. will be held from 9:00-11:00 A.M, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 11th St. S. Hudson, WI 54016, with a Memorial Service & Full Military Honors to follow at 11:00 A.M. Interment will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in East Farmington, WI. For additional information, please call 715-386-3725, or email info@oconnellfuneralhomes.com.

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    • I will miss you Uncle Darroyl. You were my favorite uncle as if you didn’t know. I’m sure I’m not the only one who felt that way. You were probably the most ornery one of the Newcomer boys but you had a great sense of humor. I always enjoyed the time we spent together. You always had a new gadget, new joke or story to tell.