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In Memory of

Karl Richard Tews

November 28, 1935 - January 8, 2018

Obituary


Karl Richard (Dick) Tews, 82, passed away January 8, 2018 at his home in Kona, HI with family at his side, after a short and unexpected illness.

A private burial service for the family will be held Wednesday, January 24th at McDonald's Chapel in Redding. The service will be officiated by Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Major James A. Taylor.

Dick was born on November 28, 1935 to Karl and Bella Tews in Hastings, NE. Along with his parents, Dick is predeceased by his only sister, Lillian Tews-Sprague. Dick was a graduate...

Karl Richard (Dick) Tews, 82, passed away January 8, 2018 at his home in Kona, HI with family at his side, after a short and unexpected illness.

A private burial service for the family will be held Wednesday, January 24th at McDonald's Chapel in Redding. The service will be officiated by Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Major James A. Taylor.

Dick was born on November 28, 1935 to Karl and Bella Tews in Hastings, NE. Along with his parents, Dick is predeceased by his only sister, Lillian Tews-Sprague. Dick was a graduate of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. After graduation, he flew F86 and F100 Sabre Jets in the Nebraska Air Guard.

During the 1960's and 1970's, Dick managed Anheuser-Busch districts in Montana and San Diego, as well as Anheuser-Busch Brewery branches in Glendale and San Fernando, CA. Dick's most demanding challenge with Anheuser-Busch, was daily contact with: Vice President of the Western United States, John Flanagan; and with August Busch III, St. Louis Missouri. In 1972, Dick purchased the local Anheuser-Busch Distributorship and successfully served as president until his retirement in 1999.

During, and after his retirement, Dick was a proud member of the Redding community and cherished his involvement in many organizations including the QB's (or Quiet Birdmen).

Dick was truly an individual that "worked to live". His outside interests and talents are too numerous to catalog here. His love of airplanes, a cold Budweiser with friends, and music were constants throughout his entire life. Always quick with a joke or a story, Dick brightened many lives. He will be remembered for his talents as an entertainer and for always showing others a good time.

Dick is survived by his wife, Elaine, his daughter and son-in-law Lynn and Lance Goble and granddaughter Savannah; Elaine's three children: Mike McBryde, Mark McBryde, and Traci Sartain Burton; as well as four grandchildren: Drake Lerma, Khayla Burton, Katie McBryde, and Megan McBryde.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Haven Humane Society, PO Box 992202, Redding, CA 96099.