Lenus Schewe, age 77, of Walnut Grove, died on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Alvera Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Service will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. The clergy will be Pastor Edsel Miller. Interment will be at the Springfield City Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Lenus C. Schewe was born June 25, 1935 in Brown County, Minnesota, the son of Charles and Viola Schewe. Lenus worked on the farm with his parents until 1970. He was united in marriage to Kathleen Larson on April 25, 1970. The couple moved to Springfield where they raised their five children together. Lenus moved to Walnut Grove in 1988 where he had lived ever since. Lenus had a love for music, especially playing the accordion and piano, and enjoyed flowers and farming.
Lenus is survived by his daughters, Peggy Seivert of Marshall, Karen (Jody) Onken of Slayton, Rhoda Johnson of Marshall and special friend Matt Dane of Windom, and Londa (Scott) VanWinkle of Marshall; son Charles Schewe of Seattle, Wash.; 11 grandchildren, Ashley, Justin, Kristina, Caleb, Katie, Destiny, Cody, Anna, Alex, Carter, and William; sisters, Betty (Roger) Lemcke of Mesa, Ariz., Oradell Fisher of Sleepy Eye and Sandy (Jerry) Wood of Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Floyd Schewe.