Charles Steven New

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Charles Steven New, 67, born August 10, 1953, in Fort Polk, LA, left this life peacefully on March 31, 2021, at the Saad Hospice Retreat in Mobile, AL.

Steve graduated from Belleville Township High School West, Belleville, IL in 1971. Following in his father’s footsteps, he decided to serve his country and was awarded an ROTC scholarship while at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA where he graduated in 1976.  Steve entered the U.S. Army after graduation as a commissioned officer and served honorably until 1980, having achieved the rank of Captain.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Steve continued with coursework at Louisiana State University.  While in Baton Rouge, he met and married Wanda Woodward in 1982.  Steve then pursued a successful career in outside sales in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.  In 2005, he attended The Department of Homeland Security U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations Academy.  After graduation he became a Federal Officer working as an Agriculture Specialist at the Port of Mobile, AL until his passing.

Steve had a green thumb and loved to work in his yard and garden. He enjoyed walks in the woods, especially with his dogs. An early riser, he often sat on the porch with a cup of coffee listening to the birds.  An avid reader, he enjoyed military strategy novels and books, as well as strategy games.

Steve was preceded in death by his father Lt. Col. Guy E. New.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda W. New of Daphne, AL;
daughter, Allie New of Honolulu, HI;
his mother, Alice L. New of Swansea, IL;
two brothers, Guy New (Terrie) of Universal City, TX,
and Mike New (Kathy) seafaring with port of call in St. James City, FL;
a sister, Jacque New Loesche (Bart Bergkoetter) of Swansea, IL;
and his adoring pups, Teddy and Trixie.

The New Family would like to say a very special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Saad Hospice Retreat in Mobile for their exceptional care and compassion.  We are forever grateful.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Saad Hospice Care Fund of Mobile, 1515 S. University Blvd., Mobile, AL 36609 or Compassion International, 12290 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO  80921 or  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, a memorial service was held at Church of the Apostles in Fairhope, AL.  A private family service and burial with military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO on April 30, 2021.


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