Ronald "Dean" DeWees
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Ronald Dean DeWees, age 79, of Rensselaer passed away Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Rensselaer Care Center. He was born June 24, 1934, in Rensselaer, IN, the son of the late Gaylord and Genevieve (Webb) DeWees.
Dean was a 1952 graduate of Rensselaer High School and was a carpenter for U.S. Steel for 35 years. He was an avid golfer and a member of Curtis Creek Country Club. He also loved to bowl in the Senior Bowling league and the Wednesday night Pro Bowling League. Dean was an avid Indiana University Basketball fan.
On February 26, 1956, in Rensselaer, Dean married Madge Tiede who passed away September 21, 2008.
Dean is survived by three sons, Greg (wife Jane) DeWees, Brookfield, Wisc., Brad (wife Jan) DeWees, West Lafayette, Ind., and Glenn DeWees, Rensselaer; one granddaughter, Kelsey DeWees, his brother, Dale (wife Sharon) DeWees, and sister, Bonnie Phegley, both of Rensselaer, and special friend Helen Teach.
Friends will be received at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer, Tuesday, October 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CDT. Funeral services will be held at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer at 10:30 a.m. CDT Wednesday, October 2, 2013 with Cathy Staddon and Pastor John Hostetter officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Rensselaer. Memorial Contributions can be made the American Lung Cancer Association. See www.jacksonfuneral.com to leave condolences.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Sept. 29 to Sept. 30, 2013