Wilbert E. Mewis, 76, of Bellville, passed away Saturday, June
He was owner of Citizens Lumber Yard in Bellville.
Interment in Pilgrimís Rest Cemetery. Visitation, 5 p.m. to 8
p.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2010 from Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel, 842 E. Main, Bellville , TX 77418 (979) 865-3121.
Funeral Services, 11 a.m., Thursday, July 1, 2010 from St. John
Lutheran Church, 520 North Holland, Bellville with the Rev. Jennie Jones and the Rev. David Henske officiating.
Wilbert Emil Mewis was born to parents, Alex Mewis, Sr. and
Agnes Neumann Mewis in Bellville. He owned the Citizens Lumber Yard since 1951. He graduated from Bellville High School in 1952 and had also attended Navasota
Schools and spent two years at Blinn College.
Wilbert was President of Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, was a 50-year
member of the Sons of Hermann and taught Sunday School at St. John Lutheran Church where he was a member. He served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean
Wilbert Mewis was dedicated to the job of running the Citizens
Lumber Yard, as he explained it, there were many hours of hard work, dedication and personal service with customers, that was the backbone of the operations for
so long. His hard work ethics truly kept the business alive.
Survivors include his nephew, Harold Mewis and wife Jeanie of
Bellville, niece, Theresa St.Gil and husband Marc of Lewi Center, Ohio, sister-in-law, Joyce Mewis Steed of Chilton, aunt Ora Nell Kaase of Brenham, uncle,
Wilfred Neumann of Kenney, great-nephew, Wesley Mewis, great-nieces, Elizabeth St.Gil and Ashley Mewis and a number of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Agnes Mewis,
brother, Alex Mewis, Jr. grandparents, Emil and Meta Neumann and Fred Rick and Alma Mewis.
Memorial donations may be made to St John Lutheran Church in
The family has made some corrections to the Wilbert Mewis
obituary, which was published in the July 1, 2010.
Grandfather was Fredrick H. Mewis. Pallbearers were Wesley Mewis, Charles Mewis, A.C. Wessels, Bobby Neumann, Delbert Schmidt, and Daniel Mertz. Honorary pallbearers were Melvin Steed, Marc St.-Gil, Edward Marshall and Victor Becker.
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