Duane "Dewy" Nihart, 68, of St. Charles, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys Campus.

Dewy was born on Oct. 9, 1950, in Rochester, 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 and Stacy Nihart; grandchildren, Alyssa, Kiley, and Jake Nihart; mother, Mary Ann Nihart; siblings, Pam (Stan) Kreidermacher, Debbie (Tom) McGuire, Larry (Lynda) Nihart and 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 6, 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 hofffuneral.com.