Eugene Lewis
 - 2/22/2007

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Eugene Lewis, 68, of Columbus died Thursday, February 22, 2007 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Funeral services are 1:30 pm Monday, February 26 at McKown Funeral Home with Rev. Michael V. Klatt officiating. Visitation is on Sunday from 2-5 pm at McKown Funeral Home and continues on Monday from 12:30 until service time. Interment is in Columbus Cemetery with Military Honors by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard.

Eugene Edward Lewis was born February 3, 1939 in Randolph, NE to Harold and Dorothy (Ehrhardt) Lewis. Gene was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith and attended Randolph Public Schools. He served in the US Navy from 1956-1960 aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Lexington in the Pacific. While serving in the armed forces, Gene received his GED. He married Donna Zierke on July 22, 1962. Gene was later united in marriage to Twila Bach on July 25, 1986 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. Gene retired from Roberts Dairy after 35 years as a route delivery man. Then he worked for Columbus Public Schools as a custodian for 5 years. Gene collected liquor and beer memorabilia and die cast cars. He enjoyed his motorcycle, going to flea markets, remodeling his house, and walking in the park with his wife.

He is survived by:

Wife Twila Lewis of Columbus, NE
Mother Dorothy Lewis of Randolph, NE
Son Douglas (Jean) Lewis of Plainview, NE

Step Grandchildren Audrey, Nichole, & Travis
Daughter Barbara (Steven) Buettgenbach of Pierce, NE
Grandchildren Stevie, Bobbie, Abbey

Step Grandchildren Stephen & Jill

2 Step Great Grandchildren

Daughter Sheryl (fiance', Junior) Sporleder of Pierce, NE

Grandchild Tazlynn
Step-daughter Crystal Bach of Sioux Falls, SD
Step-son Clinton (Jennifer) Bach of Columbus, NE

Step Grandchildren Clayton & Camden

Step-daughter Valerie (Dale) Spitz of Columbus, NE
Step-son Nathan (Kathy) Bach of Columbus, NE

Step Grandchildren Samantha & Ashton

Brother Gary (Mary) Lewis of Yankton, SD
Brother Roger (Verna) Lewis of Lincoln, NE

Sister-in-law Ann Lewis of Randolph, NE

He is preceded in death by:

Father Harold Lewis

Brother Verlon Lewis

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