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Dolores Mews

Dolores Mae (Knapp) Mews, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother was met by loving arms of our heavenly Father on October 2, 2021 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI at the age of 95.

Dolores was born in Ontario, Vernon County, WI to Leonard & Clara Knapp in May 1926.  She graduated from Marshfield High School in 1944.

She was united in marriage to Harvey Frank Mews Sr. on June 29, 1944 in Marshfield, WI.  Together they had 11 children. They operated family dairy farms in both Pittsville and Loyal WI area.  Dolores was a dedicated housewife and mother and when her children were raised, she began sharing her amazing gift as a cook by working at the Village Plaza in Spencer, the Amber Inn in Loyal and Fannie’s Supper Club in Neillsville, WI.

She had many hobbies, and really loved crafting, crocheting, knitting, and bowling. Spending time with her family was also something she loved, and you could always find her playing cards or games and filling the room with laughter. Dolores was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church in Loyal WI.

Dolores is survived by her 11 children Yvonne McNeely, Harvey (Sally) Mews, Leslie (Janet) Mews, Diana Collins, DuWayne (Joyce) Mews, LuAnn (William) Rueth, Coleen (Michael) Schultz, Patsy (Daryl) Beining, Tracy (Pamela) Mews, Cindy Mews, and Ricky (Karen) Mews. She is further survived by 27 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her parents and her husband Harvey Frank Mews Sr., one grandchild Brad Mews, three great grandchildren Kyra, Analiese, and Jansen Fryman and their father Eric. Also predeceased by three brothers Deward Knapp, Raymond Knapp and Clayton Knapp and one sister Virginia Nowaczyk.

Join us in celebrating a life well lived and an eternal life well deserved.  Services will be held at 11am on Friday, October 8, 2021 at United Methodist Church in Loyal WI.  Visitation will be on Thursday, October 7th also at United Methodist Church from 4-7pm and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Loyal.

The family would like to thank the staff at Renaissance Assisted Living in Wisconsin Rapids, WI for the wonderful care Dolores received there and the new friendships she made with the staff and residents.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements.


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