Trent Gadow Newsom, 26

Trent Gadow Newsom, 26, passed away May 23, 2010.

He was born July 8, 1983, to Karen Newsom and Richard Gadow in Hartford. He grew up in West Bend and graduated from West Bend West High School in 2001.

Trent is survived by his father, Richard Gadow, and step-mother, Sandra Gadow, of Jackson; brother, Nicholas (Jennifer) Gadow of Virginia; sister, Regina Gadow of Cudahy; step-sister Lori (Jim) Young of Richfield; and stepbrother, Craig (Amy) Strowig of Colgate. He is further survived by his foster parents, Mike and Debbie OíConnor of West Bend; grandmothers, LaVerne Coon of California and June Winters of West Bend; aunts, Debbie (Gary) Pauls of Lansing, Mich., and Stacy Newsom (Phillip) Dhein of Newburg; uncle, Charles Gadow of Ixonia; cousins Megan and Tera Newsom of West Bend, and Nicole, Melissa and Gary Pauls of Lansing, Mich.; nephew, Garet Malsack; and niece, Savannah Strowig; other relatives; many extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Karen Newsom; grandparents, Judy and Jack Newsom of Lansing, Mich.; grandfathers Arnold Gadow of Shawano and James Feyrer of Slinger.

Trent was a traveler and free spirit. He was liked by many and well known as "No Rent Trent." The past two years he has resided in New Orleans, La., and shared a house with special friends, Cheryl Sabel, Mathew Rush and Joshie. "The Second Line" funeral service was held in New Orleans on May 26, 2010, and was attended by his chosen family of travelers. He was loved and will be missed by many.

A memorial service will start at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 4, at Trentís fatherís home, 3145 Western Ave., Jackson (2 miles south of Highway 60, between Mayfield Road and Highway P).