Stephen "Dewey" Stewart, beloved brother, uncle and friend, was born December 13, 1947 and passed away March 27, 2020 to travel on to a long overdue hero's welcome.
Steve graduated from Noblesville High School in 1966, and along with several of his classmates, enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces soon afterward. He served his country with honor and valor in the Army Infantry for two years before being honorably discharged to a U.S. Veteran's Hospital to recover from battle wounds that earned him a Purple Heart. Though Steve survived the initial battle and lived a productive and happy life for many years, he finally succumbed to a more insidious battle wound-cancer resulting from wartime exposure to Agent Orange- but not before putting up quite a fight.
Steve played the guitar and loved fishing and camping in the woods. He lived in Colorado before returning to Indiana where he passed away at his home in Cicero.
Steve is survived by his sisters: Vicki Jennings (Mike) and Jeni Toman (Terry), his brother: Mike Stewart (Sandy), five nieces and nephews and four great nieces and nephews.
Dewey is also survived by another family of very close and devoted friends who served with him in Vietnam and/or partied and celebrated with him and cared for him during his illness.
His parents, Franklin Stewart and Janet Tate, preceded him in death.
Steve's funeral services will be announced at a later date with Pastor Rick Bell officiating and military honors provided by the Cicero American Legion Honor Guard. Burial will follow at Crownland Cemetery at Noblesville, IN near his classmates and friends whose names are etched on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. To best honor Steve until we can have services for him, please treat every soldier and veteran with the honor and respect they so richly deserve.
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