MIDDLETON-DuWayne R. "Dewey" Stendahl, age 64, of Middleton, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 16, 1948, in Westby, the son of Noble and Gladys Stendahl. Dewey was united in marriage to Joyce Johnson on July 5, 1970. He graduated from UW-LaCrosse in 1970. He spent his career teaching in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District along with coaching football, baseball, basketball and golf.
Dewey is survived by his wife, Joyce; son, Derek (Jenny); daughter, Heidi (Rich) O’Connor; and four grandchildren, Ryan and Abby Stendahl and Bennett and Grace O’Connor; brother Gordon (Janie) and sister Sandy Larson. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at GOOD SHEPARD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 5701 Raymond Rd, Madison, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, with the Rev. Brent Campbell presiding. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at church on Sunday. Memorials may be made in Dewey’s name to Agrace HospiceCare Inc., Alzheimer’s Alliance, or to the family for a scholarship fund to be established in Dewey’s honor. “He was a man of integrity.”