Louise Seifreit Hewitt age 81, of Erie passed away on Thursday, March 30 2023 at her residence.
She was born in Erie on May 3, 1941 a daughter of the late Maurice and Lillian Leonard Seifreit.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas J. Hewitt and a brother, Norman Seifreit.
She is survived by a son, Scott Dumeyer (Tanya Besnier); daughter, Lori Kleiner (Jason Fiddler) both of Erie; two step-daughters, Jennifer Steinke and Julie Pollock Jones; step-son, Jeff Pollock; two grandchildren, Brandon Walter and Kacie Zadorozny; and four great-grandchildren, Ella Voto, Paisleigh Root, Gavin Wiser and Jaxson Walter. She is further survived by her cat, Lenny.
Louise graduated from McDowell High School in 1959, attended Western Reserve University (now Case-Western) and graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Cleveland, OH with a Registered Nursing Degree in 1962.
She moved in 1962 and lived in Colorado for 12 years where her two children were born. She enjoyed camping and loved the mountains there. Her love of mountains continued the rest of her life.
After a divorce, she returned to Erie and in 1976 married Douglas Hewitt, and was very happily married for 40 years. His love, thoughtfulness, patience and caring were a huge part of her life.
Louise had many rewarding years at Presque Isle Clinical Group as an office nurse retiring in 1993.
She was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder for several years. She was chairman of the Building Grounds Committee for almost 3 years. She initiated semi-annual rummage sales with proceeds helping local agencies and other church missions. Her organizing skills were utilized and provided a good challenge for her.
She and her husband loved to travel and she planned many United States trips on her own. They traveled to Scotland, (home of her grandparents), England, Europe, Italy and the Scandinavian countries as well as Alaska, western U.S and southwestern Canada and many more places. She really enjoyed meeting other people and exploring and learning about different cultures. Her main hobby was playing Bridge twice weekly, and playing Canasta and marbles with friends. Entertaining and planning menus was fun for her also. She enjoyed cooking and having family and friends for dinners.
Her family was very important to her and the more time spent with them the better. Her husband (very patiently) tried to make her a golfer and she enjoyed playing with him but struggled just to hit the ball up in the air. She still enjoyed playing and would really get excited when she had a good shot. She and Doug bowled in a couple of leagues over the years also.
Friends may call at the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, West Ridge 3801 W. 26th Street on Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
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