Selma M. Tews, 98 |
Nov. 13, 1917 — Dec. 8, 2015
Selma M. Tews came into this world Nov. 13, 1917. She was one of 11 children born to Arthur and Ella Gierach. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Friestadt.
On June 5, 1937, she married Harry H. Tews at Trinity Lutheran Church. They were blessed with three children, Carolyn (Pastor Karl) Vertz, Judy and her late husband (Pastor Robert) Diener, and Roger (Lynne) Tews; 10 grandchildren, Jon (Peggy) Vertz, Pastor Tod (Beth) Vertz, Tricia (Matthew) Affholter, Joy (Matthew) Huber, Lisa Marie (Michael) Olson, Nathan Diener, Adam Diener, Michelle (Andy) Korolewski, Justin Tews and Michael Tews; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Selma and her late husband Harry were very supportive of Christian education for their children. She was an active, faithful member of David’s Star Lutheran Church (Kirchhayn), Jackson, where she was involved in the Ladies’ Aid Society in which she held several offices.
Selma was predeceased by her husband, Harry; brothers, Elmer (Linda), Erwin (Evelyn), Reinhold (Edna), Norbert (Edna), Helmuth (Edna), Edward (Leona) and Arthur (Alida) Gierach; and sisters, Irene (Edmund) Butzke, Norma (Herbert) Hafemeister and Leona (Henry) Hamann.
She also was predeceased by her brothers-in-law, Arnold (Flora), Winfred (Margaret), Nelson (Lucy) and Allen (Ada) Tews; sisters-in-law, Olga (Alvin) Pipkorn and Irene (Alex) Bublitz; and nieces, nephews and many traveling and cardplaying friends.
Selma went to her eternal home Dec. 8, 2015, at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend. Her Christian funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2015, at David’s Star Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. at the church.
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