Services for Frank Dewey

Frank Dewey, 69, of Bagley, MN, died on Sunday, November 17, 2019 with his family by his side at the Cornerstone Nursing and Rehab Center in Bagley, MN, after a short battle with lung cancer.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bagley, MN.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home.  A reception will be immediately following the service at the Fireside Grill and Patio in Bagley.

Frank was born on June 24, 1950 of Bemidji, Minnesota the son of Henry and Mabel (Silverthorn) Dewey.  Frank graduated from Bagley High School in 1968.  He attended Thief River Falls Community college where he played basketball.  Frank was recognized by WCCO as an outstanding basketball player.  He moved home to work and take over the family furniture business called “Hank Dewey’s Furniture”.  Frank married Jessica Norman on July 22, 1972, they lived at the store and had 2 children Jennifer and Adam.  Frank and Jessica later divorced.  Frank trapped animals as a kid and loved horses.  He loved fishing and hunting of any kind; deer, duck, goose, grouse, deer, antelope, coyotes and many more animals. Frank passed on his hunting traditions to his family.  Frank was a volunteer firefighter for the Bagley Fire Department for 20 years.  He was the past president of the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited.  Frank enjoyed stamp collecting, wood working, card playing and taxidermy.   He made homemade fishing decoy’s and many other projects.   Frank loved to visit with family.  He was loved and his strong will, will be missed. 

Frank is survived by his daughter – Jennifer (Howard) Moore of Bagley, MN

Son – Adam (Britt) Dewey of Brainerd, MN

Sister – Kathryn (Keith) McMahon of Carrollton, Texas

Sister – Judith Kretzschmar of Bagley, MN

Brother – Robert (Susan) Dewey of Clearbrook, MN

His grandchildren – Brendan and Svea Carlson, Sophia and Emma Dewey, Craig Moore, and Kaylee Tennyson

Great grandchildren- Alex, Paige, Lilah, and Carson

Frank’s Yellow Lab- Buddy Dewey

Several nieces, nephews, and cousins

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law-Dave Kretzschmar

Messages of condolence may be sent to


Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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