Israel Steven "Izzy" Newswanger

May 22, 2010 - January 24, 2022
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Israel “Izzy” Steven Newswanger, 11, of Clay Township, Lancaster County, started dancing in Heaven on the morning of January 24, 2022. His loving family was with him as he ran to Jesus.

Born in Lititz, Lancaster County, he was the son of Jonathan L. & Danielle J. (Martin) Newswanger.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister – Niveyah, maternal grandparents, Paw-paw & Grandma – George L. & Linda S. (Horst) Martin, his paternal grandmother and grandfather, Poppop & Meemaw – Jessica L. (Mull) Newswanger-Freed and Ray M. Freed, and his paternal great grandfather, Grandpa Mull – L. Donald Mull, and MANY aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal Grandfather, Pappy – James “Jim” L. Newswanger, and his cousin – Hazel Irene Smith.

Izzy attended Victory Church and Ephrata Community Church. In his short life, he touched many people around the world, including his nurses, doctors, caregivers, friends, family, and people who followed his journey. His life taught us to seek joy, have patience, and love others of all abilities. Especially, that we can do hard things even when we don’t want to; knowing the grace of God can pull us through.

A celebration of Izzy’s life will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Ephrata Community Church, 70 Clay School Road, Ephrata, PA 17522. Izzy was a superhero in so many ways. To honor his life, we invite you to celebrate by wearing your favorite superhero attire to his service if you desire. Please honor Izzy’s memory by making a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network, 1249 Cocoa Ave., Ste. 115, Hershey, PA 17033, or Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development, 625 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the Newswanger family.

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Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

Ephrata Community Church


70 Clay School Road
Ephrata, PA 17522

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To honor Izzy – we invite you to celebrate by wearing your favorite Superhero attire!

Donation Information

Children's Miracle Network

1249 Cocoa Avenue - Suite 115
Hershey, PA 17033

Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development

625 Community Way
Lancaster , PA 17603


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Born: May 22, 2010
Died: January 24, 2022

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RUTH MAXWELL posted on 1/28/22

"Full blooming flowers alone will not do-Some must be young and ungrown-So the frail buds He is gathering too-Beautiful gems for His throne"


Corinne Sawyer posted on 1/27/22

My deepest condolences to you all. Izzy was most definitely a real life superhero who touched the lives of so many people. His story will live on through those people. God bless you all as you go through this difficult time.


Dan Falvey posted on 1/27/22

Jon and Danielle, I am sorry. Dan Falvey


Peggy Bailey posted on 1/27/22

I heard about Izzy through a close friend, and while I don't know him, personally, his strength and sweetness has touched many of us. I am so sorry for your loss. To his parents and family--a group of us here in Georgia at Alps Road Presbyterian Church are praying for you--for God to comfort and sustain you. God Bless.