Austin V. Newell

Funeral service for Austin V. Newell, 18, Baldwin City will be 10 am Thursday, October 6, at Worden United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Sutton Cemetery, southern Douglas County. Austin died Friday in Cloud County, KS. He was born July 27, 1998 in Lawrence, the son of Shane and Tracie L. Guenther Newell.

He was a 2016 graduate of Baldwin High School where he played football, baseball, and Baldwin Bulldog Trap & Clays. He was in Vinland Valley 4-H for many years participating in the Douglas County 4-H Horse Group. He was a volunteer coach for Douglas County Special Olympics for several years. He loved the outdoors, trail riding, working on the farm, welding, family, friends, and showing horses on the Kansas State Horse Circuit. Austin was attending NCK Technical College in Beloit studying welding.

Survivors include his parents, brother Cody of Baldwin City, maternal grandparents David & Debbie Guenther, many aunts, uncles, cousin, and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Vernon & Karen Newell.

Family will meet with friends on Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorials in his name may be made to Douglas County 4-H Foundation or Baldwin High School Programs (Football, Baseball, and Trap and Clays) in care of the funeral home, Box 1260, Lawrence KS 66044. Online condolences may be made at