DewEze founder, Dewey Hostetler, passes

1927 - 2022

Harper Industries sends its condolences and prayers to the family of Dewey Hostetler, who along with his wife, Bernie, were the inspiration behind the DewEze Manufacturing Company, founded in the 1970s, in Harper, Kansas. The acquisition of DewEze Manufacturing and the DewEze brand in 1998 remain an important part of Harper Industries as it continues business today.

Dewey passed away on his 95th birthday, October 24, 2022.

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