Wendi Kae (Van Hale) Newman, 49 years old, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
Wendi was born March 16, 1970, to Duane and June Van Hale in International Falls, Minn.
She graduated from Falls Senior High School and then went on to cosmetology school in Bemidji, Minn., where she met and married Chad Newman, and had three boys.
Wendi had a strong faith and love for children, that led her to mother many foster children.
Wendi was preceded in death by her father, Duane Van Hale; mother, June (Knaffla) Van Hale; and Shirley (Knaffla) Bowes, her aunt that helped raise her.
Wendi is survived by her husband, Chad; her sons, Emanual, Noah and Luke; sister, Janice (Van Hale) Wilson of International Falls; and brothers, Daryl Van Hale of Singapore and Wayne Van Hale of Pennsylvania.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Cease Funeral Home, 2807 Irvine Ave. NW, Bemidji.