In loving memory of

Duane "Dewy" Nihart
October 9, 1950 - June 30, 2019

Duane "Dewy" Nihart, 68, of St. Charles, MN died unexpectedly Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Mayo Health Systems-St. Mary's Campus. Dewy was born on October 9, 1950 in Rochester, MN to Freddy and Sylvia (Scott) Nihart and raised by his father, Freddy, and Stepmother, Mary Ann (Orpen) Nihart. He grew up all around southeastern Minnesota and graduated high school from Winona Senior High and attended Southeast Tech in Winona. Dewy worked as a Sanitation Engineer for 42 years before he retired from Olmsted County three years ago. Dewy loved his four wonderful children, Cory, Lindsay, Brianna, and Stacy. Other than his family Dewy also loved to bowl, play softball, and of course plan his whole day around watching the Vikings or the Twins game.
He is survived by his children, Cory (Katie) Nihart, Lindsay (Rick) Gottschalk, Brianna Nihart, Stacy Nihart; grandchildren, Alyssa, Kiley, and Jake Nihart; mother, Mary Ann Nihart; siblings, Pam (Stan) Kreidermacher, Debbie (Tom) McGuire, Larry (Lynda) Nihart, Sue (Tom) Koen. He was preceded in death by his father, Freddy Nihart, and mother, Sylvia Nihart.
In honor of Dewy, please wear your Vikings or Twins attire to his Memorial Service at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 6th with visitation one hour prior at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service, St. Charles. Please view his tribute video and leave a memory of Dewy at


Dean Erdmann wrote on Jul 5, 2019:

"I knew Dewey, his Dad, and Pam from many years ago. So, sorry to hear about his death. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all, as you celebrate tomorrow. Dean Erdmann Christ Lutheran Church Rochester"

Lindsay Gottschalk wrote on Jul 2, 2019:

"Dad, you were someone I always confided in and there for me no matter what, even when I made mistakes. You made sure to raise us to be compassionate and caring toward everyone. You always put everyone before yourself and never complained about it. I cherish every memory and every hug. I know I gained the best guardian angel to watch over me. I love you and cant wait to see you again someday. Love your daughter, Lindsay"

Mary ( Rothering) Bronk wrote on Jul 2, 2019:

"Pam & family, So sorry for your loss. May Gods angels surround you all and carry you thru this time of sadness. Our prayers are with you. love Mary"

Dianne Swensied Rislow wrote on Jul 1, 2019:

"Pam, Debbie, Larry, Susie, Mary Ann and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Duane's sudden death. It has been many years since our Stockton days but Pam keeps all of us updated on all of you and especially your family adventures! May you feel the love of God, family, and friends holding you tight. I pray all your wonderful memories will bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Love to you all."