February 24, 2022
Dewey Frederick Gillett, longtime Leavenworth, Kan., veterinarian, died on Feb. 7, 2022, from complications following surgery for a broken hip. He was born June 4, 1934, in Harrison Township, Jewell County Kan., near Burr Oak, to Elton I. and Jessie Mae (Korb) Gillett. While growing up, Dewey worked on the family wheat farm and registered Angus rRanch. He graduated from Burr Oak High School in 1952. On Feb. 14, 1954, he married Donna R. Pittam in Superior, Neb.
Dewey had a lifelong love of animals. He graduated from Kansas State University with two degrees, the bachelor of science, and in...