WINDSOR - Kenneth Lee Hewitt, age 64, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2018, surrounded by family. A longtime resident of the Madison area, Ken was born on September 4, 1953, in Chehalis, WA to John Thomas Hewitt and Joan Poulda Hewitt. He graduated high school from the Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD) in 1972, where he was an exceptional football, basketball, and track athlete. He was honored into WSD’s Hall of Fame for athletics in 2008, and for community service in 2012. He attended St. Paul Technical Vocational Institute where he fell in love with woodworking and dedicated his career to Hewitt’s Woo-d-esign, his own custom shop known for finished carpentry, cabinet making, and antique salvage. His work adorns many homes around Madison as well as the historically recognized Jesse Stone House on Washington Street in Watertown, WI. Ken was an active member of the Madison Association of the Deaf (MAD), including serving as president for many years. Known for his signature cowboy hat, Ken loved horses and his faithful Certified Hearing Dogs Nugget and Bunnie. Ken was an avid sports fan and could be found cheering on the Badgers and Packers with his family and friends.
He will be dearly missed by his wife LaVonne (Schulz), step-son Aron LaCrosse (Amy), son Ryan Lent (Amanda), caring and devoted sister Connie Hewitt (Bob) and cherished grandchildren Jayden & Karsen, Kennedy & Elliott. He will also be missed by extended family, dear friends, and the deaf community. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am Friday, June 29, 2018, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 109 S. Military Rd., Dane, WI 53529 with Visitation from 10:00-11:00 am. A private family internment will follow.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Madison Association of the Deaf, 1109 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703.