Bill Rewey… Pilot, Aircraft Builder, Friend

11/23/1927 – 2/11/2019
Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue

Pilot, aircraft builder, EAA member and friend, William (Bill) M. Rewey, 91, of Verona, Wisconsin, passed away February 11, 2019. A celebration of a life well lived will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Sugar Ridge Airport, Verona, Wis. Anyone who knew and admired this man is welcomed to attend.

Midwest Flyer Magazine contributing editor, Ed Leineweber, wrote the following article about Bill Rewey that was published in the June/July 2011 issue. Not long after this article was published, Bill Rewey was inducted into the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame, and most recently, he was finishing a Zenith 750 Cruzer project and helping a group of fellow EAA members build a Pietenpol. His son, Chris, said that his dad’s only regret in his 91 years of life was not having learned to play the bagpipes. Condolences may be emailed to


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