Becker Funeral Home


Jay Tenewitz

November 1, 1984December 25, 2016

TENEWITZ, James, “Jay,” of Westwood. Loving son of Jim and Gloria (Lewis) Tenewitz (originally from Emerson). Dear brother of Christie Tenewitz and her boyfriend, Eric Smith. Beloved nephew of Wendy and Frank Papaleo, Sharron (Mueller) Lewis, Sandra and John Bolger, Debbie Ferlanti, Lori Tenewitz, Kathy Tenewitz, Peggy Toale, and the late Bobby Tenewitz. He had many loving cousins. Born and raised in Westwood, Jay was a master carpenter and worked with his dad, a general contractor. He was a gifted musician, playing drums and harmonica, with his friends and his dad. He was a huge (an understatement) fan of The Grateful Dead. A memorial service, performed by Pastor Ryan Baitzel (of Emergence Church), will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 155 Second Ave., Westwood, on Friday, December 30, 2016, at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All of Jay’s and our friends are welcome to come and celebrate his life!


  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, December 30, 2016


Jay Tenewitz

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January 5, 2017

Jim andGloria and family, we are deeply sorry to hear of Jay s passing. We have known him since his younger days and he was always a delight. You are in our prayers. Joanie and Tony Szachacz. New Mexico

Barbara, Jack, Phyllis, Kate, & Karly Wiley Peterson

January 3, 2017

Gloria and Jim and the entire Tenewitz Family, we are so very sorry for the loss of Jay. We have had the honor of Jay working on our house over the past four months. He was such a gifted craftsman, truly talented, and we spoke often about the absolutely solid, detailed, and beautiful work being done in our home. Jay was an enjoyable and kind presence as well, working for hours, listening to his music, chatting with his Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dave and Deb McClain

December 29, 2016

Jim and Gloria and Family, our heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow, we just wanted you to know we're thinking of you.

Lisa Porkka-Kondvar

December 29, 2016

My deepest condolences to my cousin, Jimmy and his wife Gloria and their daughter Christie. I pray God holds you in the palm of his hand and gives you much comfort and strength to all of you. May your memories help you through these difficult days. My sincere thoughts, love and prayers are with you. With heartfelt sympathies. I love you, Jimmy. Cousin Lisa.