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Wilbert E. Mewis, 76, of Bellville, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2010.

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 Conflict. 

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 Bellville.

Funeral services under the direction of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Bellville. Visit our web site at to sign the guest book or order a sympathy card.




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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