DeWayne W. “Dewey” Bredeson, age 83 of Argyle, WI passed away Friday, March 10, 2023, at The New Glarus Home in New Glarus, WI. He was born October 16, 1939, above the Saalsaa Hardware store on Main Street in Argyle, the only son of Maurice and Alice V. (Hanson) Bredeson. Dewey grew up in Argyle and graduated from Argyle High School in 1957. He was united in marriage to Rusonda “Russy” Jacobson on November 30, 1963 at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Darlington, WI. Dewey lived in Argyle his entire life and worked as an electrician for Blaser Electric for 9 years before starting his own business, D.W.B. Electric in Argyle that he owned and operated until his retirement.
Dewey is survived by his wife Russy at home; his children: Jerome “Jerry” Bredeson of Wheeling, IL, Scott (Donna) Bredeson of Argyle, and Amy (Gary) Dammen of Argyle; his grandchildren: Phillip (Jane) Bredeson, Kaeley (Matt) Bredeson, Teri Bredeson, Katie Dammen, Amber (Riley) Buol, and Mitchell (Baleigh) Dammen; four great-grandchildren: Gwen Bredeson, Lane Newton, Abraham and Vivienne Bredeson; in-laws: Sherry (Ken) Heise, Ardie (Carl) Buckner and Marilyn Jacobson and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents: Maurice and Alice; his parents-in-law: Russell and Wanda Jacobson; and one brother-in-law: Lawrence Jackson.
Dewey was a member of Adam’s Lutheran Church in Argyle, Argyle Fire Department for 35 years where he served as Chief for 16 years and spent time on the Argyle Village Council. He faithfully worked every year at the Argyle Fish Fry as the Chief Coffee maker. He participated and oversaw Argyle Big Days for many years. He was Scout Master and a member of the Argyle Chamber of Commerce for many years. When Dewey wasn’t working, he enjoyed fishing up North with his friends, watching racing – he was a huge fan of Dick Trickle and traveled all over to watch him drive, and always cheered the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers on. Dewey was known to do a lot of “tinkering” with things and could fix just about anything anyone ever needed fixing. Dewey cherished the time he spent playing cards in different towns each day of the week with all of his friends. He was an all-around good guy that will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Adams Lutheran Church with Rev. Erich Hartenberger officiating. Burial will be in Adam’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at Erickson Funeral Home in Argyle from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Thursday from 10:00 until 10:45 A.M. at the Adam’s Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.
For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in DeWayne’s name.