JANESVILLE – John J. Dewey, age 59, of Janesville, died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center. He was born in Janesville on Nov. 14, 1953, the son of Floyd and Eleanor (Kauffman) Dewey. He graduated with top honors from UW-Whitewater with a degree in history and had been employed by the Janesville Mall. John participated in many Civil War reenactments and was a great history buff.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Christopher Dewey. He is survived by his 4 siblings: Kittie Lee of Janesville, Basil Dewey of Waunakee, Philomena Dewey of Janesville and Mary Dewey of Gainesville, FL; nephew, Christopher Williams of Milton; 2 nieces, Didi King of Oregon, WI, and Susan Driscoll of Grafton, WI; 4 great nieces; 4 great nephews; and his beloved cat, Spock.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME.