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Marcus "Bud" Newton age 84, of Stevens Point passed away Friday morning November 21, 2014 in the loving embrace of his family.A mass with a Christian burial will be held for Marcus at 10:30 AM on Wednesday November 26, 2014 at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev. Jerzy Rebacz will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends and family will gather to share memories on Tuesday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point. Visitation will also be held from 9:30 - 10:15 AM Wednesday at the church.Marcus was born July 26, 1930 in Amherst, the son of Marcus C. and Valeria (Kubisiak) Newton. As a child, the family moved to Phillips, WI where he graduated from high school. He helped in his father's electrical shop. Marcus joined the United States Marine Corp in 1951 and served during the Korean War. He married Virginia Engebretson April 28, 1951 at St. Stephens Catholic Church.After his honorable discharge as a Sergeant, the family settled in Stevens Point. Marcus worked for Thomas Electric and then helped establish the Van Ert Electric Company, where he worked as a foreman and Master Electrician until his retirement. Marcus took pride in his work. He had the satisfaction of managing several large electrical projects throughout Stevens Point including 10 dormitories, the Quandt Fieldhouse, the library, two science buildings, the first student union at UWSP, and the Centerpointe Mall.Marcus loved his family and made many friends whom he visited often. He enjoyed the outdoors, dancing, telling stories, and sharing his beautiful baritone voice around the campfire. He had a passion for archaeology shown by his participation in many archeological digs sponsored by UWSP. Marcus had a strong thirst for knowledge, the capacity to retain it, and the need to share it with others, young and old. He was a loving father and will be deeply missed.Marcus is survived by his 6 children: Daniel Newton, Milwaukee; Phillip Newton, Piqua, OH; Kathleen Newton, Richland Hills, TX; Karen (John) Trebatoski, Stevens Point; Laurie (John) Studinski, Custer; Linda Newton, Stevens Point. 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. 4 sisters: Marchita (Dan) Polum; Mary Ellen (Henry) Bemowski; Dorothy Semple; Rachel Torpy, all of Stevens Point and his brother Tom Newton of Wausau. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Virginia, his sister Diane and dear friend Esther Engebretson. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stevenspointjournal/obituary.aspx?n=marcus-newton-bud&pid=173261070#sthash.qd2GLyHJ.dpuf

We are now at our new Hall
5224 Heffron Court, Stevens Point

Union Meetings are still being held at Bernard's Supper Club
for the November and December meetings!!

   Local 388 Holiday Banquet
  Saturday, December 6, 2014
    Sentry World
                Details coming soon.....

2014 4th qrt dues $108

2015 Union Dues Increase 
1 quarter       $111
Half year       $222
Full year        $444


Conduit Bending Course (16 CEU's) ~ this class will be held at the Training Center
          This class is offered to everyone. If you would just like to brush up on your bending or would like to learn possible new skills, this class is for you.....
If interested please call the union hall, 715-341-2696, to sign up.
As of April 1, 2014, everyone doing any electrical work in the state of Wisconsin are required to possess a current Wisconsin Electrical License
It is YOUR responsibility to notify the Union Hall of any address or phone number changes.
It is YOUR responsibility to pay your Union dues on time; the Union Hall is not required to send you a reminder notice.

Any questions or concerns you would like to talk over with Business Manager Dean Miller, please feel free to call him 715-341-2696 or email him dmiller@ibew388.org

Resign Policy...
Initial sign in registration must be done in person. Re-sign shall be required monthly, beginning on the 10th and ending on the 16th of each month. Re-sign may be accomplished by mail, fax (715) 341-3124, e-mail (
kjanis@ibew388.org) or in person. Re-signs will require the following information: Name, home local #, IBEW card #, address, original sign date, and page number. On the day you sign the Book in person is your original sign in date. Any questions or concerns please feel free to call us..

 To get your Wisconsin State Journeyman & Master Electrician Credential applications go to: http://dsps.wi.gov/Documents/Credentialing%20Forms/Trades%20Application%20Forms/Je.pdf

Vacation Accounts
You are now able to put your vacation money in your own banks. If you would like a form to submit to have your vacation money sent to your own bank account contact Kathy 715-341-2696 at the Union Hall.

The Union Boot Pro ~
All boots on their website are Union Made, American made work boots.
Go to THEUNIONBOOTPRO.COM and enter code: Be0388mD and get 27% off your boot order

 Is Retirement in Your Future???
Whether you are planning to retire in six months, six years, or if retirement is too far ahead to contemplate, it is never too late to keep good records. Saving check stubs, date books, and copies of your employment records are just some of the ways to avoid confusion involving start dates and employers. Think about creating a job history folder to keep track of where you've worked. It may come in handy and make the process much easier on you.