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The family will greet friends following the service.


Saturday, September 16, 2017
11:00 am
Iowa Tap Room
215 East 3rd Street, Suite 100
Des Moines


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Dave Ewert David “Dave” M. Ewert, 57, passed away on September 10, 2017. Dave was born October 13, 1959 in Dubuque, Iowa to John Sr. and Sylvia Ewert.

He graduated from Dubuque Sr. High School. In 1983, he received his B.A. from Loras College and graduated in 1986 with his juris doctor from the University of Iowa. Dave was an attorney with the Iowa Judicial Branch Office of Professional Regulations. He was a member of the American, Iowa and Polk County Bar Associations, National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) and Council of Appellate Staff Attorneys (CASA).

Dave enjoyed music, reading, fishing and was a homebrewer. He was an avid Cubs and Hawkeye fan.

Dave is survived by his wife, Kathy; son Gabriel; siblings, John Jr. (Sharyn) Ewert, Cindy (Dennis) Cottrell and Laura (Dave) Bourquin; sisters-in-law, Sherry Ewert, LaVonne Ewert, Judy Mullikin-Fernandez, Jane Drapeaux and Marcia Lovett; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, colleagues and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Larry and Daniel Ewert.

A Celebration of Dave’s Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 in the Marquette Room at the Iowa Tap Room, 215 East 3rd Street, Suite 100 in Des Moines. The family will greet friends following the service.

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