Stanley W. Hewitt

  • Born: July 22, 1941
  • Died: March 17, 2018
  • Location: Dubuque, Iowa

Behr's Funeral Home

1491 Main Street
(563) 582-3297
Dubuque, IA 52001
Tel. (563) 582-3297

Tribute & Message From The Family

Stanley W. Hewitt, age 76, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 10:50 p.m., on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Stan's life, funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating. To celebrate Stan's life, family and friends may visit from 1:00 p.m., until the time of services at 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Dubuque Post #6 and the D.A.V.

Stan was born on July 22, 1941, in Auburn, California, son of Varro and Goldie (Downing) Hewitt.

Stan chose to honorably serve his country with the U.S. Army for over 21 years of his life; proudly retiring as Master Sargent upon completing his duties. After his retirement from the military, Stan would continue to put his years of experience to work as a guard at the Anamosa State Prison for another 15 years, and yet another 6 years as a guard at the Federal Building in Dubuque, until his eventual permanent retirement finally arrived. He would meet, and eventually marry the love of his life, Carolyn Noel on May 11, 1998, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two would be blessed to enjoy almost 20 wonderful years together. Stan's military career was always of the utmost importance to him and he was a faithful member of several organizations including the D.A.V., the V.F.W., and the American Legion Dubuque Post #6, where he was a trusted member of the funeral detail. When Stan wasn't devoting his time with his military friends, he could easily be found spending time with his family. An afternoon of spending time with the grandkids, or even an evening of trying his luck at the casino with Carolyn by his side, were always considered to be a good use of valuable time to Stan. We are deeply saddened at the loss of our dear husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, but take comfort in the knowledge that he now lies in a renewed state of perfection, free from the physical limitations which he has battled these past few years, and is at everlasting peace with his Lord and Savior awaiting our joyous reunion one day. Thank you Stan for your commitment to our nation, your family and community; you've surely left a fine example for us all to follow along our journey.

Those left to cherish Stan's memory include

his loving wife,
Carolyn Noel Hewitt, Dubuque, IA;

his daughter,
Sandee (Richard Becker) Hewitt, Shellsburg, IA;

his step-daughter,
Laura Koppes, Dubuque, IA;

his grandchildren,
Reba Detweiler and Maurissa (Robert) Jacobus;

his step-grandchildren,
Corey Koppes and Tawnie (fiancé Max Eisbach) Koppes;

his great-grandchildren,
Iris Detweiler and Baby Elliot Jacobus due in June;

his step great-grandchildren,
Matix, Evelyn and Onyx Koppes;

his siblings,
Wanda (Bill) Williams, California,
Kathleen (David) Hayes, Oregon
and Carol (Bob) Edwards, California;

several nieces and nephews;

a brother-in-law,
Richard (Char) Noel;

a sister-in-law,
Betty Christ, Dubuque, IA;

a close family friend,
Hazel Jones, South Carolina;

and his faithful canine companion,

Stan was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Harold (Helen) Hewitt, Kenneth (Beverly) Hewitt and Clyde (Hazel) Hewitt; his in-laws, Wilfred (Marie) Noel; 2 sisters-in-law, Mary (Charlie) Spielman and Mary Ann Noel; a brother-in-law, Tom Christ; and his close friend, Levis Jones.

In lieu of flowers, a Stanley W. "Stan" Hewitt memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among his favorite local military charities.

Stan's family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Mercy Hospital for all of their professional and compassionate care of Stan, and his entire family.