Brian Newsom, 49, of Viola, Illinois died Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at his home.


Visitation is Monday, September 21st from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Graveside services with military honors were 11:00am Tuesday in Drury Reynolds Cemetery. In accordance with public gathering guidelines… social distancing will be observed, and masks required as well as capacity limits within the funeral home. Memorials may be left for a fund to be established to help fund his granddaughter’s education.


Brian was born August 25, 1971 in Muscatine, Iowa the son of Charles and Kathleen Howard Newsom. He served in the Army during Desert Storm. Brian married Andrea Smith July 10, 2010 in Joy, Illinois. He worked as a test technician at Sears Manufacturing for the last 14 years. Brian enjoyed the outdoors and loved hunting and fishing.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Andrea; mother Kathleen Jenkins; children Nicole Schleder and Jaxon Hassebrock; granddaughters Charli and Cora Schleder; brother Mike Newson; sister Amy (Pat) Sage; mother-in-law Patsy Sheese; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Angie (Wayne) Verplaetse, Alicia (Jason) Miller, JC (Tabby Spence) Carlson; and Freda (Nathan) Adams; son-in-law Tyler Schleder and several nieces and nephews.


Brian was preceded in death by his daughter Kiya, brother David, nephew Andrew, and brother in law Jeremy.


Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com