William John Schewe, M.D. died on August 8, 2009 at Atlantic Shores in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was born on February 24, 1919 in Vandalia, Missouri to the late William Henry Schewe and Ella Mae Langhauser Schewe. Dr. Schewe graduated from Vandalia High School, the University of Missouri with a B.S. Degree and graduated from George Washington Medical School in 1943.
He joined the Navy in 1943, serving for four years. Part of his service was in the Pacific on the destroyer, USS Thatcher, as the ship’s doctor. The ship was crippled by Kamikazes. He resigned his commission in 1947 after becoming a flight surgeon.
Dr. Schewe practiced Internal Medicine in Northern Virginia for 33 years.
Mary Lou and Bill Schewe retired to Virginia Beach in 1984, living mostly at the north end. They moved to Atlantic Shores in 2003.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Lou Schewe; two sons, William J. Schewe, Jr. and Christopher Paul Schewe; two grandchildren, Sarah Schewe and William J. Schewe, III; and a sister, Elenore Schewe, Ph.D., of Vandalia, Missouri.
The funeral service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, October 6th at 10:00AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Heartland Hospice, 5029 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA. 23462.
Altmeyer Funeral Home 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be shared with the family at altmeyer.com