Victor E. Mews, age 80, of Emery, SD died Friday, November 6, 2015, at his residence near Emery, SD.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Milbank with Pastor Becky Senner officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery in rural Rosen, MN. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, November 13, at Central United Methodist in Milbank and will continue on Saturday for one hour prior to the time of service at the church.
Casket bearers will be Jamie Veen, Amber Fox, Brandi Mews, Jessica Schmuck, Ryan Mews, Nicolas Mews-Schmuck, Ashlee Mews-Schmuck, and Justice Mews. Honorary bearers include Alysha Kortkamp, Lauren Van Driel, Lydian Mews, Emma Mews, Chloe Rasmussen, Ethen Rodengen, Addison Mews, Elaina Kortkamp, and Adalynn Kortkamp.
Victor Emanuel Mews was born on April 13, 1935, in Agassiz Township, Lac Qui Parle County, MN to Anna Mikkelson and William E.H. Mews. He was baptized on May 5, 1935 and reaffirmed his faith in Confirmation on June 22, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Odessa, MN. He grew up on a farm that is now part of the Big Stone Willife Refuge and attended school at Odessa, MN. Victor married Lorelei E. Steffen on November 22, 1956. He was drafted into the U.S. Army on March 22, 1958 and was later stationed in the U.S. Army Reserve Madison, MN. On February 29, 1964, Victor was honorably discharged.
Victor worked a variety of jobs throughout his life including; farming, quarry work, pipefitter, welder, lineman and truck driver. He lived the last 9 years with his daughter Cindy and family on acreage near Emery, SD. He enjoyed working outdoors and in his shop repairing equipment and making tools/equipment from scrap metal. Victor helped remodel the building that is the Pet Pawz Clinic, designing and creating the dog yard fences and inside dog kennels.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Victor “Ted” (Nancy) Mews of Milbank, SD; Sherri (James) Veen of Milbank, SD; Dr. Cindy (Brian) Mews of Emery, SD; Michael (Mary) Mews of Wakonda, SD; William Mews of Milbank, SD; and sister, Ann (Charles) Liebe of Milbank, SD. He was also blessed with 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Victor was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lori; brothers, Bill and Dan Mews; sister, Naomi Homan; and granddaughter, Michelle Veen.