Published March 7, 2014
Roy’s funeral service was held Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, New England, with Pastor Janel Kolar officiating. Interment took place at the New England Cemetery. Military Honors were provided by the New England American Legion Anton Ulijohn Post 66.
Roy Marlin Hewson was born April 23, 1934, in Slope County, the son of Earl and Daisy (Remington) Hewson. He was raised and educated in the New England area, graduating from New England High School in 1954.
He joined the United States Army in 1954 and served honorably until his discharge in 1956.
Returning to home, he was united in marriage to Fern Sparlund on Oct. 20, 1956, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church. They lived on a farm by New England until 1959, when they purchased a ranch north of Rhame. They remained on the place until retiring and moving to New England in 1999.
He belonged to the archery club. He enjoyed golfing, hunting (esp. bow), bird watching, playing with the grandkids and great-grandkids, finding different rocks and polishing them, and camping and fishing.
Roy is survived by his wife, Fern; their eight children, Rod (Lola) Hewson, Dickinson, Karen (Mark) Koller, New England, Jerry (Shelly) Hewson, West Fargo, Bonnie (Gary) Morel, New England, Linda (Mike) Spletto, Geismar, La., Carla (Eric) Morel, Dickinson, Jessica (Rick) Morel, Bismarck, and Stonie Hewson, Rhame; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six siblings, Harvey (Donna) Hewson, Amidon, Dewey Hewson, Williston, Earlene Schuhrke, Clawson, Mich., Sherryl (Roger) Ladson, Rosebud, Mont., Beverly (Dave) Medalen, Willow City, and Vivian (David) Dinius, New England; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roger and Lee Hewson; sister, Rita Ehrmantrout; and brother-in-law, Ed Schuhrke.
Arrangements are with Ladbury Funereal Service, Dickinson www.ladburyfuneralfuneral.com