June 12, 1937 - September 7, 2020
Richard Edwin Dewese, 83, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on September 7, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee, Ohio. He was born in Bowling Green, Ohio on June 12, 1937 to Henry and Bonna (Van Norman) Dewese. Dick proudly served his country in the US Air Force. He worked in the television and radio industries for his whole career at stations such as Channel 11, TV40 WLMB and radio station WJYM. Dick was a former member of Holgate Baptist Church and a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Napoleon. He enjoyed movies and Big Band music, his model trains and had to have all the new electronic gadgets. Dick loved spending time with his family and every holiday was spent at his house entertaining the family. Dick also enjoyed traveling all over the country with his wife, Jan. He is survived by his daughters, Janice (Shawn) Bischoff and Jennifer Ingwer; stepdaughter, Kathy Stevens; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Janet; sister, Beverly Wojcik; former wife, Mattie Dewese and stepson, Michael Wheeler. Friends and family will be received at the Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, Napoleon, on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM with an hour of visitation prior to services. Interment will follow at Grelton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made the Northcrest Activities Fund. Online messages and condolences may be shared with the family at rodenbergergray.com. Due to the current health conditions surrounding COVID-19, masks will be required to attend services or visitation in accordance with the State. Please also respect social distancing and make use of the website to contact the family if you are not feeling well.
Richard Edwin Dewese, 83, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on September 7, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee, Ohio. He was born in Bowling Green, Ohio on June 12, 1937 to Henry and Bonna (Van Norman) Dewese. Dick proudly served his country... View Obituary & Service Information
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