Delores Ann Mews was born on September 19, 1935, in Heron Lake Township, Jackson County, Minnesota to the late Elmer F. and Elsie (Roesner) Bretzman. On October 13, 1935, Delores was baptized at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Heron Lake Township and later was confirmed in that same church in 1948. She received her early education in St. Peter's Parochial School and later attended Lakefield High School; graduating in the Class of 1953.
On May 16, 1954, Delores was united in marriage to Henry Gustav Mews at the St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Heron Lake Township. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Bruce and Perry. From 1954-1956, while Henry was in the military, Delores and Henry lived in Fort Campbell, Kentucky until 1956 when Henry was discharged and they moved to Christiania Township in Jackson County and then to Heron Lake Township. In 1960, they moved back to Christiania Township and in 1968, they moved to their current home on Cottonwood Lake Drive in Windom. From 1961 until 1991, Delores was a Feed Grain Clerk for the ASCS office in Windom before becoming owner/operator of La Boutique Clothing Store in Windom. In 1999, she retired and sold the store. Late last year, Delores was diagnosed with cancer and fought the disease courageously until passing away on Tuesday morning, March 18, 2008 at the age of 72.
Delores was a longtime, dedicated member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom where she was a lifelong choir member, and a member of the Ladies Aid and LWML. Outside of her church, Delores was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 206 Auxiliary in Windom where she was past president.
Delores' dedicated family who mourns her loss includes her husband of fifty-three years, Henry Mews of Windom; two sons, Bruce Allan Mews of Windom; Perry Lee Mews and his wife, Gina Ann of Fort Worth, TX; one grandson, Aaron and his wife,Teresa of Axle, TX; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Arlo Bretzman and wife, Violet of Windom; Eldo Bretzman of Windom; Audrey Jacobsen and husband, Harold of Lakefield; Lola Berdell and husband, Jerry of Odin; Frederick Bretzman and wife, Pat of Windom; Theodore Bretzman and wife, Pat of Lakefield; one sister-in-law, Joyce Bretzman of Lakefield; and many nieces and nephews.
Delores is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Elmer Bretzman; brother-in-law, John Heaton; sister-in-laws, June Bretzman, Murial Mews, and Marj Mews. ... Read More
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Dear Mews family, I was shocked to here that Delores had passed. My prayers and condolences are with you. My dad Carl Nehlsen did not mention to me. I was in the church choir with Deloris and I've known her son Bruce f... more
I am glad to know that one more sister in Christ has gone on to be with our Lord and savior. I am looking forward to sharing Heaven with her in the most happiest and healthiest of circumstances. God bless you and Perry... more
Hi, Mews Family. I am sorry for the lost of a loved one. Delores was an amazing person. She did so much in the church and with my family. I send my love and my prayers to you.
Delores was always alot of fun and a sincere friend, I wish we would have spent more time together, she was very fortunate to find such a good husband ( and Hank was also lucky to find Delores, she will be sadly missed... more
Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. We know what it is to lose someone so dearly loved. Something to hold close to your heart is that each time you remember her smile or a cherished moment you shared with ... more
"Because He lives, we shall live also." What comfort these words hold for us and what a wonderful season to have them refreshed in our memories. Delores is singing with the heavenly angels this Easter morning, free of ... more