Joseph Shelly DeWees
February 25, 1949 – March 6, 2019
Joseph Shelly DeWees ("Joe") was born on February 25, 1949 to Sheldon Austin and Hazel Adel DeWees of Cedar Rapids, IA. He worked for Square D Corp, and resided in C. R. for most of his adult life. He died at home on March 6, 2019 in McKinney, TX.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, son David (Yael) and Grandson Nathan DeWees of McKinney, TX; daughter Mishelle DeWees of San Antonio, TX; and sister Nancy DeWees (Tom and Jean Chancellor) of Ft. Worth, TX; as well as many cousins and friends.
Joe was easy going and found most of life enjoyable, including his job, fishing, camping, steam engines, traveling, playing cards, Blues / Rock and Roll music, and time spent with close friends and family.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Joe DeWees might consider the Midwest Old Threshers' Reunion, 405 East Threshers Road, Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641 319-385-8937.