Douglas Mewes, 59, formerly of Kanawha, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond.
Memorial services for Douglas Mewes will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Kanawha United Methodist Church, 402 North Main Street in Kanawha, with Pastor Mark Heath officiating. Burial will be at Amsterdam Township Cemetery in Kanawha.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Ewing Funeral Home, 118 East Second Street in Kanawha, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.
Douglas was born on February 26, 1960 in Belmond to Harold Thompson and Jane (Walk) Mewes. He grew up in the Kanawha area and graduated from Kanawha High School. Following graduation, Doug worked at the Kanawha Co-Op. Doug then farmed and raised livestock in the Kanawha area until he moved to Arizona.
For the last eight years, Doug spent his winters in Arizona and returned to Iowa for the spring and summer to be close to his grandchildren and children. He loved fishing and hunting and enjoyed traveling to northern Minnesota for fishing trips.
Doug is survived by his three children Carrie (Todd) Hungerford, Nicole Mewes, and Shawn (Jana) Mewes; six grandchildren Kya and Owen Hungerford, Haidyn, Teagan, and Tate Mewes, and Jayce Mewes; father Harold Thompson; sisters Tammy (Dana) Kraft and Kim Bates; several aunts who were like sisters to Doug; and many other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Jane and Jack Sr. Mewes, and brother Jack Mewes Jr.