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Obituary – Jane Newquist

Jane Newquist 85, of Oswego, passed away Tuesday May 19, 2015 at The Tillers Nursing Home. She was born June 9, 1929 in Flint, MI the daughter of the late George and Willow (Jordan) Walding. 

Jane was employed for many years at Lakone Corporation of Montgomery, IL as a personal assistant; she also filled in when needed at Newquist Pontiac Dealership in Aurora. She spent many years as Secretary and Treasurer of the Mid-America Horse Show Association and numerous times she was Horse Show Secretary of Illinois American Saddle Breed Pleasure Horse Association.  

She is survived by her three daughters, Nancy J. (Michael) Donahue of Clinton, IA, Janet L. Newquist of Woodstock, IL and Sherri Newquist Gray of Streamwood, IL; her granddaughters, Michelle Donahue of Clinton, IA and Amada L. Boraca of Chicago, IL; her special nieces, Carol Walding of Linden, MI, Cheryl Walding of Beaverton, MI and Susan Walding of Troy, MI; her great niece, Danielle Derengowski of Linden, MI. 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Richard L. “Nick” Newquist; her brother James Walding. 

Funeral services were held May 23, 2015 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL. Interment was private. Donations in Jane’s name may be directed to the Season Hospice, 606 Potter Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016 or to the donor’s choice of local “No Kill” animal shelters.  For further information please call (630) 897-9291 or visit our website at

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