November 19, 1958 – June 30, 2018
Born in Topeka, KS
Resided in Lincoln, NE
William “Will” Edward Hewitt
William E. “Will” Hewitt died very unexpectedly on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from an apparent heart attack. He was born in Topeka, Kansas on November 19, 1958, where his father was stationed in the Air Force. The family moved to Lincoln in 1960. He grew up on Sewell Street and Sheridan Blvd. where he enjoyed many neighborhood kids and happy times. Will attended Lincoln public schools and graduated from Southeast in 1977. He retained a large circle of friends thereafter. While at Southeast Will had a sterling career as a linebacker and was one of the co-captains of Southeast’s state champion football team in 1976. The entire team is in the Southeast Athletic Hall of Fame.
Will married Rosemary LeBaron in 1985. They were later divorced, but were the parents of their son, James W. Hewitt ll, born on July 2, 1988. Jim, who is a Special Olympian, was staying with Will the weekend of Will’s death. Will was a loving, compassionate and companionable father.
Will graduated (summa cum laude) from the University of Wisconsin Stout at Menominee in 1987. He subsequently worked as a color printer for Brown Printing in Minnesota, Jacob North and American Signature until it closed and left Lincoln. For the last several years, he was a member of the staff of Ryan Krings at the Country Club of Lincoln.
Will was an avid gardener. His tomatoes, peppers and flowers were impressive. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Above all else, he loved hiking and fishing with Jim in the Glen Haven, Colorado area. The mountains were a magnet for him, and he was never happier than when he was there.
Will is survived by Jim; his parents, James and Marjorie Hewitt, of Lincoln; his sisters, Mary Hewitt and Martha Livingston (Chris), both of Lincoln; and his brother John (Lauren), of Omaha; and five nephews.
Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday (7-9-18) Roper and Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Drive (40th & Yankee Hill Rd.)
In lieu of flowers the family suggests any memorials be directed to Special Olympics Nebraska.
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