Donald Thomas Hewitt, 52, passed away peacefully at his Rose Lake (Frazee, MN) home on Friday, March 5, 2010, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.
Don was one of four children born to the late Kathryn (Farmer) and Harry “Hardy” Hewitt of Minto, ND, on October 4, 1957. He was the beloved husband of Cindy (Peterson) Hewitt for over 26 years and father to twins Ashley and Jamie, whom he adored and cherished. He is preceded in death by his brother John “Jack” Hewitt and is survived by brother Robert (Wendy) Hewitt, Grand Forks, and sister Peggy (Randy) Kowalski, Minto, ND.
Don was dedicated to his work at Strata Corporation for 21 years. Don loved fishing, hunting, burning rubber on his Harley, and most importantly, his family. Don touched the lives of many with his compassion and guidance, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.
He will be forever remembered by countless friends and family who were blessed to know him.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, March 10, at First Presbyterian Church, Grand Forks. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks. The family prefers memorials to Roger Maris Cancer Center, or Hospice of the Red River Valley.
God saw he was getting tired
And so a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around him
And whispered, "Come with Me."
With tearful eyes we watched him suffer
And saw him fade away,
Although we loved him dearly
We could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.