Long time Cleveland resident, Henry Arthur "Hank" Kewatt, age 80, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Hillcrest Health Care in Mankato, after battling with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy for 5 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Cleveland. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church. St. Peter Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Henry was born September 13, 1933, to Theodore and Helen(Boldt) Kewatt in Kilkenny Township. He graduated from LeCenter High School in 1953. He married Sandra Sack in 1956. They later divorced. Together they had 5 children. On September 9, 1978, he married Jeanette Fetch at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Kilkenny. He worked for Miller Motors then 28 years at Dotson Foundry in Mankato. He later worked for All American Pressure Washers in St. Peter until he retired in 2000. Hank loved fishing, camping, family and jig saw puzzles. He had a special bond with his dog Dakotah.
Mr. Kewatt is survived by his wife, Jeanette; sons, Gregory of Kasota, Russell of North Mankato, Theodore of Mankato, and Correy of Ames, Iowa; daughter, Joenilla Robertson (fianc", Terry Friedrichs) of St. Peter; step-daughter, Sandra (Chris) Tibor of Dickinson, ND; grandchildren, Jim, Bob, Justin, Ian, Kelsey, Ashley and Shanda and 9 Step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles (JoAnn) of Columbia Heights, Donald of Kilkenny, Jerry (LaVonne) of Calahan, CO; sisters, Louise Bartusek of New Prague, Betty (Delmer) Braun of Montgomery, Shirley Bluhm of Waterville, and Joan Bruns of Elysian; many nieces and nephews; also his special little friend, Jordan Reichel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steven; daughter, Maria; grandsons, Jeremy and Tyler; sisters, Elvira Schnoor and Phyllis Kewatt; brothers, Orville and Theodore; one sister-in-law and four sons-in-law.