Funeral services for David W. Tewes, 77, Hutchinson, were Nov. 2, 1991 at Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson.
He died Nov. 2 at the Hutchinson Community Hospital.
The Rev. David Anderson of Peace Lutheran Church officiated, with Paul Otte as organist. The musical selection was “How Great Thou Art.”
David W. Tewes was born on Dec. 20, 1913 in Hutchinson to Paul and Caroline (Schmidt) Tewes. He was baptized Jan. 18, 1914 and confirmed April 1, 1928 in Peace Lutheran Church.
He grew up and received his education in his home area and he graduated from Hutchinson High School. He served his country in World War II from March 1942 to January 1946.
He was employed at the Highway Department, and then was associated with David Rahn for many years doing interior and exterior painting and decoration. In his later years, he was self-employed.
He was a life-long member of Peace Lutheran Church, and was active in the McLeod County Historical Society, to which he donated items, including most recently some childhood paitnings of Les Kouba’s, and the Senior Activity Center in Hutchinson. He found special enjoyment in his flower garden and he also loved antiques.
“He liked cultural activities and the fine arts,” said Lucille Arlt of the Senior Center. “He was also an avid gardener.”
“At Christmas time, he made cookies and candies and brought them to his friends at Burns Manor. He was a great cook,” said Les and Lucille Smith, Hutchinson. “He also really enjoyed the State Fair, and had many wide interests.”
“He loved to travel on small excursions, and to have picnics with his friends.” said Everett Reisberg, Hutchinson.
He is survived by cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Interment was in Oakland Cemetery.