Morris Dempewolf, 90
Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:13am admin
March 30, 1928
Jan. 21, 2019
Spring Valley, Minn. - Morris L. Dempewolf, age 90, of Spring Valley, Minn., passed away on Sunday Jan. 27, 2019 at Gunderson Harmony Care Center.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan.31, 2019 at United Methodist Church in Lime Springs, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m., with funeral following at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paula Hemann will officiate. Private burial will be at a later date at the Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Morris was born on March 30, 1928 in Cresco, Iowa to Roy L. and Jennie E. Dempewolf. He attended Albion Country School and Cresco High School. He worked on the family farm, and in 1950 he joined the Navy, where he served until 1954. He returned home and continued to farm. On Sept. 9, 1961, he married Judith Cornwell of Adams, Minn. In 1964 they moved to Harmony, Minn. and farmed until 2001, at which time, the couple moved to Spring Valley.
Morris enjoyed farming, raising hogs, anything that was John Deere, spending time with his family and visiting friends and neighbors.
He is survived by his wife, Judith; three daughters, Colleen Dempewolf of Erie Colo., Renee (Jim) Reicks of Harmony and Tonya (Doyle) Benson of Stewart, Minn.; one son, Jason (Amanda) Dempewolf of Harmony; 11 grandchildren, Nicole (Mike) Bergeland of Lafayette Colo., David Chuzzles (Jennifer) of Monticello Minn., Sarah (Braden) Hahn of Preston Minn., Andrew Reicks of Harmony, Phillip, Josiah, Julia and Lydia of Stewart and Coltan, Maggie and Lilianna Dempewolf of Harmony; and two great-grandchildren, Ruby and Brooks Bergeland of Lafayette.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and one brother.
Morris donated his body to the Mayo Clinic department of Anatomy. Private family services will be held at a later date.