Herman Albert Tews, age 84, of Isanti, died December 31, 2019 at home. A memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 6th at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
Herman Tews was born to William and Rose Tews at home in Kennan, Wisconsin on December 9, 1935.
He attended a one room country school for 8 years and then graduated from Phillips High School in 1953. He worked some short-term jobs in Wisconsin and Chicago.
In 1958, Herman was united in marriage to Ardythe May of Catawba, Wisconsin. In May of 1956, Herman went to work for Arcon Construction Company of Mora, Minnesota, where he started as a laborer. During the first years, he spent his winters logging in Wisconsin. He was with Arcon for 35 years and served the last 10 as president. Also, during his years at Arcon, he served on both the Minnesota and the National Utility Contractors Association as well as the Board of Associated Builders and Contractors. After leaving Arcon, Herman enjoyed doing many types of carpentry projects.
In 1986, he was united in marriage to Diane Anderson. They enjoyed 21 winters in Arizona and spent summers at an RV park on Blue Lake. Herman enjoyed the time he and Diane spent traveling throughout retirement. He loved the outdoors such as fishing, hunting and gardening. He looked forward to spending time socializing with family and friends.
Herman passed away December 31, 2019 at home in Isanti at the age of 84 years and 22 days. He was preceded in death by his parents; by brothers, Alvin and William and by sons, Clark and Kevin.
He is survived by wife of 34 years, Diane; son, Bradley (Sherri) Tews of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; daughter, Kelly (Rick) Hicks of Champlin, Minnesota; sisters, Lucille, Ardith, and Lorraine; eight granddaughters, Cassie, Jaci, Josie, Rachel, Danielle, Melissa, Erica and Sara; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Keith and Sandy says
Diane and family,
Sending our love and condolences at such a hard time. Hermie was a great man and will be missed by many. Thinking of you all since we will not be able attend.
Keith johnson says
Diane, it is always hard to lose your soulmate, but thinking of you in this difficult time. We will be on our way to Texas so wont be able to attend. RIP HERMIE
Tom Pagel says
Diane we’re so sorry to hear about Hermie. He was a great longtime friend that was always fun to be around. Sandy and I are in Arizona and have friends visiting so we won’t make it to his memorial service. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with you.
Allan May says
Diane and Family and nephew Brad Tews,
Our sympathies and condolences for your loss of a special and very gifted partner and father. Hermie was able to master any challenge and be very successful in anything he decided to undertake. My memories go back to the mid fifties with his 56 Olds and hunting the whitetail deer with him. We are unable to attend Hermie’s funeral as I have to receive an eye injection at 9:15 on Monday in Eau Claire, WI. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through these next weeks and months.
Joan and Allan May
Margaret Tews Fonseca says
I will always remember your smile and your easy way about you, you and Dad were so much alike. The mischief you and Dad got into as youngsters still makes me laugh when I think of the stories you would tell (sorry Aunt Lucille my favorite is the one about your white cat and the smoke stack). I will miss the stories and the laughter until the day that we are reunited in our Heavenly Fathers Home. It brings me joy to know you are not only reunited with your boys, my folks, Grandpa & Grandma but all those who have gone before you.
I miss you and love you!
Margie Tews Fonseca
Ardythe May Arnold says
Brad Tews and Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you today. Your Dad is now with your brother Clark. Love you Son Ardythe May Arnold
Lonna and Glen says
Our sympathy to you Diane and the rest of the family..Thinking of you today and the days to come..Take care of yourself and find comfort in knowing Hermie is at peace..