Dewey Zuhlsdorf

WINNEBAGO – Mass of Christian burial for Dewey Zuhlsdorf, 59, of Winnebago, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Blue Earth, with Father Peter Klein officiating.

Dewey died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at his home. Visitation will be one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Spencer-Owen Funeral Home of Winnebago is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Dewey was born June 29, 1954, in Mankato, the son of Jerome Sr. and Marguerite (West) Zuhlsdorf. He was raised in the Mankato area where he attended school. He was married to Joan T. McCluhan on April 22, 1989, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mankato. Dewey served in the U.S. Marines and returned where he worked in various positions before going to work at Northstar Concrete for 13 years as a ready mix dispatcher. He also was a talented carpenter and was a self-employed carpenter for several years. Dewey was well known for his superior vegetable gardens. He enjoyed canning his produce, hunting, fishing and cutting wood. He really was a modern day mountain man living in the Midwest. He especially enjoyed time with his son, other family and friends.

Dewey is survived by his wife, Joan Zuhlsdorf; his son, Alex Zuhlsdorf; his brothers, Jerry Zuhlsdorf, Kevin Zuhlsdorf, Randy (Brenda) Zuhlsdorf, and Ricky Zuhlsdorf; his sisters, Karen (Steve) Hlavac, Vicky Halbmaier, and Kerri Graham; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tony West; and a nephew, Brian West.