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John C. Lewis

August 21, 1933 December 6, 2018
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John Lewis, Jr., age 85, of Washington passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018. John was born August 21, 1933 in Washington, MO. He is the son of the late John C. Lewis, Sr. and the Irene Lewis. He received his education in Wright City. John served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955. He was united in marriage to Carol Schroeder on May 28, 1960 at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Washington, MO; the couple made their home in Washington. John was employed as carpenter. He was a member of the St. Francis Borgia Church, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion Post #318 and the Korean War Veterans Association. John enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Lewis; eight siblings, Margaret Gueltzau, Catherine Schreckengast, Evelyn Lewis, Mildred Lewis, Helen Lowe, Mary and Clifford Trusty, Charles Lewis and Elizabeth and Floyd Czeschin and one sister-in-law, Alice Lewis.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Lewis of Washington, MO; one daughter, Judi Ruether and husband Rick of Washington, MO; one son, John C. Lewis III and his wife Sam of St. Peters, MO;
five grandchildren, Stephanie Schmuke, Laura Schukar, Tyler Jarus, Jennifer Beumer and Jessica Ruether; one great-grandchild, Emery Beumer; two step-great-grandchildren, Ellyson and Bowen Schukar; one brother, Robert (Debi) Lewis of Wright City, MO; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Francis Borgia Church in Washington, MO with Rev. Joe Wormek officiating. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Francis Borgia Church or KWAV (Korean War Veterans Association). The Lewis family was served by the Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.

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4:00 PM 12/10/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/10/2018 8:00:00 PM
Oltmann Funeral Home - Washington

508 East 14th Street
Washington, MO 63090

Oltmann Funeral Home - Washington
508 East 14th Street Washington 63090 MO
United States





10:00 AM 12/11/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/11/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Francis Borgia Church

115 Cedar Street
Washington, MO 63090

St. Francis Borgia Church
115 Cedar Street Washington 63090 MO
United States

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