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Bill Hewit B.S. MECH '50

College mourns Bill Hewit, B.S. MECH '50

Bill Hewit died Dec. 31, 2011 at age 88. He was born June 8, 1923 in David City and served as a B-24 pilot during WWII. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and married his wife, Betty-Ruth, who was also a UNL student. He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1950 and became an independent oil producer. In 1994 the Hewits endowed the James K. Ludwickson Professorship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, to honor a favorite faculty member who was especially devoted to student development. Hewit is survived by his wife, daughter and granddaughter. A celebration of his life will be Saturday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. in Denver. Arrangements are with Bullock Mortuary.