Dewees, Chester Clemual (March 4, 1898 - July 21, 1955)
Last Rites Held For
Chester Dewees Monday
Unknown - July 25, 1955Funeral services were held at the funeral parlors Monday, July 25, at 2:00 with Rev. Jardine of Episcopal church officiating, for Chester Dewees, who died at Memorial hospital Thursday evening following a brain hemorrhage. Mr. Dewees became ill at his home a few days previous to his death.
Chester Clemual Dewees was born to Ida Lazenby Dewees and William Dewees on March 4, 1898 in Forbush, Iowa.
At the age of five he moved to Crookston, Neb., with his parents, and a few years later moved to Eli, Nebr., on a homestead where he grew to manhood. At the age of fourteen he started working for the C&NW railroad and except for two years with Walrath and Sherwood Lumber Co., and two years at the Iron Mine at Sunrise, Wyo., he has made the C&NW railroad his life work.
On October 16, 1925 he was united in marriage to Jessie Mae Morgan and to this union three children were born.
In January 1945 he moved to Douglas where he was foreman for the C&NW until the time of his death.
He was a member of the Ashlar Lodge No. 10 AF and AM and the B.M.W.E. Union No. 1071. He was also a member of the Christ Episcopal church.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father and one sister and one brother. He leaves to mourn his wife, Jessie, two daughters, Mrs. Claude Hazen and Mrs. Leonard Lang of Casper, one son, C.Blaine Dewees of Guernsey, also six grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers, Floyd of Denver, and Charles of Glenrock, and two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Adams of Valentine, Nebr., and Mrs. Mable Weickman of Eli, Nebr., several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.