Dewey graduated from RLHS in 1961 as a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball, earning 7 varsity letters. In basketball, the 6’2” guard and forward provided the perimeter shooting fir the Warriors with amazing accuracy. In his junior year, Rice Lake posted a 21 and 4 record and 4th place in the WIAA State Tournament. Dewey led all the teams in field goal accuracy at .571%. As a senior, he averaged in double figures for the 24 and 1 Warriors and a runner-up overtime loss in the 1961 WIAA State Tournament championship game. Dewey was a big contributor for the Warriors as they won 24 consecutive games in 1961 and 31 straight H o’N conference games over two seasons, both school records. In football, as quarterback, Dewey eclipsed almost all of the passing records at RLHS in 1960, his senior year, including throwing 4 touchdowns in one game on two occasions, most passing yards in one game (247), and most passes thrown in one game (25), still school records. His five touchdowns (4 passing and 1 rushing) in one game stood as a RLHS QB record for 42 years.
Dewey was a 3 year letter-winner in baseball, first as an outstanding center fielder and then as a pitcher. As a junior, he posted a 6 and 1 record which included throwing a conference no-hitter with 14 strike-outs, one 1 hitter, one 2 hitter and two 3 hitters. His senior year he led the Warriors to the conference championship and RLHS’s first appearance in the WIAA State Baseball Tournament. His 1961 season included a record of 6 and 3 with two 3 hitters and three 4 hitters. He pitched two years for the Rice Lake Robins amateur baseball team and in 1962 posted a 6 and 3 record with strikeout totals of 19 in one game and 18 in another, and their first league championship since 1954. Dewey attended UW-La Crosse and as a freshman pitcher, posting a 4 and 1 record and the conference championship. He graduated from La Crosse in 1966 and taught school for 18 years at Deerfield and Mondovi, coaching basketball and baseball. He then was a guidance counselor at CVTC in Eau Claire for 16 years before retiring in 2000. Dewey and his wife, Juanita currently reside in Shell Lake where golfing is his pastime.