Obituary: DeVere Pewe


A public celebration of life service for DeVere D. Pewe Sr., 66, will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Dixon American Legion. It will be potluck style from noon – 4 p.m. A private funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 15, at the Rock Island Arsenal.

Mr. Pewe died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at Manor Care Veteran Unit.

DeVere Pewe was born Aug. 5, 1953, in DeWitt, the son of Yvonne and Gilbert Pewe Sr.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1971-1974. He was a corporal and received the Rifle Expert Badge.

His hobbies were spending time with his family and driving his classic car around.

Survivors include his sons: DeVere Jr. (Jessica Snell), Clarence, and  Shay, Wheatland; a grandson, William; a sister, Garnet Allbright, Plant City, Fla.; his brothers: Eldon, Dixon; Dawson (Sandy) Davenport; Gilbert (Susan), Dixon; Robin (Teresa), Wheatland; and Kyle (Marilyn), Donahue; a sister-in-law, Regina Pewe, New Liberty; and a brother-in-law, Bill Young, Davenport.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Yolanda; a brother, Gaylon Sr.; and a sister-in-law, Arvella.

Memorials may be made to his sons or to the Dixon American Legion.