Melvin Joseph Gewerth, age 62 of Morton formerly of Wabasso area, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2022 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be in the St. John Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Morton. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Melvin Joseph Gewerth was born July 9, 1959 to Alvin and Leona (Vogel) Gewerth in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. He attended Wabasso Schools and later graduated from Morton High School. On April 20, 1979, Mel was united in marriage to Julie Soupir at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. After graduation, Mel worked at numerous places including Specialty Engineering for 18 years, Warrior for 10 years, and finally Central Bi for 16 years until his retirement in 2018. He enjoyed talking, visiting, helping others and going out to Mark Vangsness’ shop. You could often find him mowing, moving snow, or working in the garage on small engines or on anything with an engine. The lake was one of his favorite places to be, especially when he was camping, fishing, going for a pontoon ride, or ice fishing. He enjoyed bowling and the outdoors, especially when he was 4-wheeling and hunting. Mel loved cruising around in his ’57 Ford car and spending time with his grandchildren.
Mel is survived by his wife Julie; children: Brian Gewerth of Morton, Jason Gewerth of Morton and Samantha (Ricardo Nunez) Gewerth of Morton; grandchildren: Tyler Stenberg, Kendal Rineheart, Autumn Gewerth Peters, Ashton Gewerth Hotavec, Mason Gewerth and Adrianna & Kaelynn Nunez; siblings: Raymond Gewerth of Redwood Falls, Dennis Gewerth of Delhi and Diane Gewerth of Atwater; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and many aunts and uncles.