Obit: Tews, Edgar #2 (1921 - 2009)

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Surnames: Tews, Oehlke, Beyer, Kass, Kalsow, Biebert, Nemitz, Dodge 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 18 June 2009 

Tews, Edgar (21 Jan. 1921 - 16 June 2009) 

NEILLSVILLE -- Edgar Tews, 88, of Neillsville passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, June 16, 2009. 

He was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Neillsville to Charles and Olga (Oehlke) Tews. He grew up two miles north of Neillsville in Pine Valley Township on the family farm near the Black River. After attending Neillsville schools, he had a long career as a carpenter and contractor. He built over 70 homes in the area, with his final project being the Gazebo in downtown Neillsville. 

Edgar lived in Neillsville his entire life and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. In his earlier years he was an avid trapper and fisherman and was a lifelong deer hunter. He also made several fishing trips to Canada. He and his wife, Alice, enjoyed traveling throughout the country. His favorite times were spent at gatherings with both the Tews and Beyer families. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. 

Edgar married Alice Beyer on Sept. 16, 1950, at St. John's Lutheran Church. 

He is survived by his wife, Alice; four children, Linda (Norm) Dodge of Eleva, Scott (Carol) Tews of Neillsville, Mark Tews of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Paul (Cindy) Tews of Naples, Fla.; four grandchildren, Alex Dodge and Adam Dodge of Eleva, Ryan Tews and Kelley Tews of Neillsville; along with numerous nieces and nephews. 

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Arthur Tews; and three sisters, Nina Koss, Velda Kalsow and Edna Beyer. 

A Memorial Service for Edgar will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Neillsville. The Rev. Timothy Biebert will officiate. Music will be provided by Sharon Nemitz, organist. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Gesche Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 711 W. Fifth St., Neillsville WI 54456. 

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Edgar's family with funeral arrangements. 



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