NORMAL — Jim Newman, 70, of Normal, passed away April 1, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii, after a brief illness.

Jim was born Aug. 16, 1946, in Eau Claire, Wis., the son of Morrell Wallace and Gertrude Frances (Klawitter) Newman.

Jim is survived by his wife, Jackie Newman; children and their spouses, Aaron (Cheryl) Newman and Jessica (Matt) Davis; grandchildren, Zack, Tessa and Evan Newman and George Davis; siblings, Mary (Don) Weghorn, Lois (Bob) Stolp, John Newman, Ed (Mary Ann) Newman and Janis VandenHeuvel.

Jim will be dearly missed by his entire family.

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He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard Newman.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. April 14 in Fellowship Hall at First Christian Church, 401 W. Jefferson St., Bloomington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to WGLT public radio, Milner Library, Normal Public Library, or to the donor's choice.

Tributes and condolences may be shared with Jim's family at the following link, http://bit.ly/jimnewman.

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