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1935 Donald 2022

Donald A. Mews

March 3, 1935 — October 6, 2022



Williamsburg- Donald A. Mews was born March 3, 1935, in Williamsburg, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Edna (Maas) Mews.  He attended St. Paul’s School in Williamsburg and graduated from Conroy High School.  Donnie was united in marriage to Velma Martinson on June 5, 1954 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Williamsburg.  He farmed most of his life and owned Mews Farms Trucking, Inc.  He was also a Jacques Seed Corn dealer for many years and enjoyed vacations with his seed corn family.  Donnie was an active member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, where he served on many boards and was an elder for several years.  He loved the Iowa Hawkeyes and enjoyed attending football games with his family and friends.  His favorite activities were playing cards with his family and watching his grandchildren in their sporting events.  Donnie passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Briarwood Healthcare Center in Iowa City at the age of 87 years he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Velma; four children, Kenneth Mews of Marengo, Kathryn (Richard) Dermody of Houston, Texas, Keith (Lynne) Mews  and Kay (Kevin) Garringer all of Williamsburg; seven grandchildren, Thomas Mews, Grant Dermody, Colton Mews, Gage (Dana) Mews, Cameron Mews, Layton (Amelia) Garringer and Mallory Garringer;  two great grandchildren, Hunter and Oaklynn Garringer; a sister Dorcas (Melvin) Sherman; a brother-in-law, Robert Hook; sisters-in-law, Annabelle Richardson, Maxine Jeske and Shirley Owens and a brother-in-law Donald Martinson.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Joan Hook.


A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 am on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williamsburg.  Burial will be at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. A memorial fund has been established for St. Paul Lutheran Church or Essence of Life Hospice.  Messages and tributes may be directed to

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, October 10, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Powell Funeral Home-Williamsburg

407 North Highland St., Williamsburg, IA 52361

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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