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Steven Gustave Dewitz

October 11, 1955 - October 30, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Steven Gustave Dewitz

Steven Gustave Dewitz

Born: October 11, 1955
Died: October 30, 2021
Age: 66

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   Steven Gustave Dewitz, 66,  died Saturday October 30 at his home in Spencer, after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma, surrounded by family.

        He was born October 11, 1955 in the town of Eau Claire, WI, to Gus and Hazel Dewitz. He graduated from North High School, West Union, IA, in 1973.  Steve was employed at Schwan’s Sales in West Union from 1973-1978.  He was later employed with Merrill Company in Marshalltown, IA, and  then transferred to the Spencer Merrill Company and continued to work there for 43 years, until his death.

Steve is survived by his wife Sherry of 48 years, one son Adam (Erin) Dewitz of Cadott, WI and one daughter Heidi (Eric) Chapman of West Union, IA.  8 grandchildren; Liam, Abe, Eli, Reid, Kade, Megan, Addison and Mia. 2 sisters Shelby (Bob) Crandall of Eau Claire,WI, Sandy (Joe) Molumby of Chippewa Falls, WI and 1 brother Roger Dewitz of Chippewa Falls,WI. Also, survived by his mother-in-law Lorna Landas, and her children Sue (Jack) Frey, Patty Youll, Peggy (Tim) Juergens, Julie Kopsa, and Harry (Linda) Landas.  And many nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by his best friend Doug Marske who was his hunting and fishing partner for more than 40 years.  He also treasured his annual fishing trips up north with his lifelong friends Lonnie Brekke and Dennis Jellings.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gus and Hazel Dewitz, his father-in-law Howard Landas of Fayette, IA and one nephew and two nieces.  

Steve enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Green Bay Packers, building in his workshop and spending time with his grandchildren.  Steve was a very likeable person, who saw the best in everyone and was always willing to lend a hand.  He was a good, kind person, who was loved by everyone he met. Steve always enjoyed his lunchtime conversations with the daycare children as their interactions were epic with “Dewey or Teve”.  

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A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

Father Tim Hogan
A public gathering and time of fellowship with the family present will be held at the Ben Tena Room at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer immediately following the Celebration of Life service
"Spirit In The Sky"
"You Are My Only One" by James Taylor
"The Lord's Prayer"


Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 1:25 PM
“So very sorry for your loss”
- Julie Bendlin
Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 8:31 AM
“My deepest heartfelt sympathy and prayers for Dewey’s family!!! I worked for the same company that Dewey worked for and he was the nicest guy and ALWAYS had a smile on his face. The warehouse hasn’t been the same without him and he has been missed!!! He’s in a better place now and has it better than any of us here. God Bless Dewey and God Bless his family!!!”
- Stephanie Steburg
Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 7:47 AM
“Our sympathy to you, Sherry and your family for the loss of Steve. He was a wonderful man and we enjoyed his friendship so very much. We will keep you in our prayers. ”
- Howard & Sheryl Paul
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 11:55 AM
“Steve will be missed. He was always happy and ready to help. He was a joy to work with. I was blessed to have the chance to work with him. Sorry fo you loss.
- Mike Peterson
Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 12:30 PM
“Such an amazing, kind soul, it was a pleasure to work with you! RIP Dewey ”
- Jodi Verner
Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:31 AM
“Sorry for your loss.”
- Jo
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 4:21 PM
“Steve was one of the kindest people I’ve ever worked with. He always met everyone with a smile everyday. He was so very special to all of us who got to work with him and get to know him. Prayers for his family!”
- Jeff Froiland
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 12:36 PM
“Sherry and family; sincere condolences upon the death of your husband and father, Steve. We were neighbors for many years and you were always great people. I’m sure Steve is in a happier place free from pain and suffering. RIP Steve.”
- Mary OBrien
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:24 AM
“Sherry and family, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I will always remember his warm smile! ”
- Elizabeth Bohnenkamp
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 7:35 AM
“Sherry and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers always. Dale & Becky ”
- Dale & Becky Woolery
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 7:35 AM
“Sorry to hear about the loss of Steve. He will be missed. Prayers are with you.”
- Cynthia (Goad) DeJoode
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 7:35 AM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know we are praying and thinking of you. ”
- Ron and Kathy Foxhoven
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 12:36 PM
“Adam...sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I remember him being our "taxi" in middle school, and being one of the first Packer fans outside my family that I knew.”
- Matthew Kuehler
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 10:01 PM
“Adam and family... so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope the wonderful memories you have of him help you through this difficult time.”
- Deb and Dave Woodcock
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 10:01 PM
“Adam and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, thoughts and prayers from our family too yours...”
- Rhonda & Steve (goobe) Essick
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 10:01 PM
“Sherry and family, May Steve's love and your memories help through this hard time. Thinking of you always. ”
- Jean Christensen
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 10:01 PM
“Sending my deepest sympathies to all, I am so sorry to hear about your loss”
- DeDe (Branshaw) Piersa
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 2:02 PM
“Adam, my deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. Peace and prayers to you and your family. ”
- Jenn Eilers Black
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 7:23 AM
“So sorry to learn of your loss. Thinking of you all.”
- Margaret and Mel Molitor
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 7:23 AM
“Dear Sherry and Family,
We extend our deepest, heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Steve was truly a great person and nice to everyone. He will be missed. May God's love surround you and help ease your sorrow through this tough time. With love and sympathy. Milo & Sharon ”
- Milo & Sharon Allen
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 7:23 AM
“Myself and my family send sincere condolences at this most difficult time. Our prayers are with the Dewitz family! With Sincere Sympathy.
Judy & Family”
- Judy Dewitz
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 7:23 AM
“One of my favorite people. I will be forever grateful that he was at Merrill when I arrived! Conversations with him always made my day better. Thank you Dewey. You are already missed. Love and prayers for the family, Steve and Nancy Tommeraasen ”
- Steve &Nancy Tommeraasen
Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 2:22 PM
“We were so sorry to hear about your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family”
- Steve and Barb Meyer
Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 9:38 AM
“Sherry, Adam and Heidi, we are sooo sorry for your loss. Steve was one of the nicest guys, and will be missed by so many. You all have our deepest sympathy. Love Dan and Jeanne McEntee”
- Dan and Jeanne McEntee
Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 9:38 AM
“Sherry and family,
So very sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you comfort and strength at this difficult time thru family and friends. Hold your loved ones memories close at heart. You are in John's and my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Linda Versluis
Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 9:38 AM
“My condolences and love to all of Steve's family. The Dewitz family are treasured friends and I am so sorry.”
- Leanne Berns
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