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Lowell William Lewis

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Lowell William Lewis
Funeral services for Mr. Lowell Lewis, 85, of Greenville, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, with family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, following lunch at the church, at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Military services will be conducted by the Glen Pederson Post No. 1 American Legion and Clay County VFW Post No. 3159.

Mr. Lewis passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at home in Greenville.

Lowell William Lewis, eldest child of William Arthur and Mary McBeath, was born July 6, 1927, on the Lewis farm south of Rossie, Iowa. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1945, where he enjoyed playing baseball, basketball and the trumpet. He farmed the Lewis home farm until he entered the Army in 1950 during the Korean War. He was a member of the 2nd Armored Division, training at Fort Hood, Texas, and was based in Mannheim, Germany. He served as a tank commander and attained the rank of M/Sgt. In 1951 Lowell was united in marriage to Nancy Stewart of Webb, Iowa. After his honorable discharge in 1952, he and Nancy returned to farming and moved north of Rossie, where they were blessed with three children: Linda Susan, Stewart Allen and Cynthia Lee.

Lowell was a good husband and loving parent. He was a member of the Rossie UCC Church, where he served as a deacon and trustee until its closing, when he joined First Congregational Church in Spencer. He served on the Farmer's Home Administration board, was a 4-H leader and was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He enjoyed sports of all kinds including fishing, bowling, golf and playing cards with friends. He loved to watch his children and grandchildren in school sports and was looking forward to watching his great grandchildren participate.

Lowell and Nancy loved to travel and took their family on many vacation trips around the country. They wintered in the warmer climates of Arizona and Texas where they met many good friends.

Lowell passed away peacefully at home on the farm near Greenville on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Russell; and his granddaughter, Ann Marie.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Nancy, of Greenville; his children: Linda Landon and her husband, Roger, of Glencoe, Minn.; Stewart Lewis and his wife, Julie, of Sioux Rapids; and Cindy Pearson and her husband, Jeff, of Everly; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters: Marjean Wegner and her husband, Don, of Spirit Lake; and Maxine Thomas and her husband, Darrell, of Frisco, Colo.; other relatives and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.