Service


Date:

January 2, 2020

Start Time:

12:00 pm

Location:

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Address:

420 Harwood Ave

Waterloo, IA 50701

Arrangements By:

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Visitation


Date:

January 2, 2020

Start Time:

10:oo – 12:00 pm

Location:

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Address:

420 Harwood Ave

Waterloo, IA 50701

John Lewis

John Carol Lewis, 80, of Waterloo, died Saturday, Dec. 28 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

He was born Mar. 17, 1939, in Decorah, Iowa, son of Lyle J. and Mary M. (Macal) Lewis.  On Apr. 10, 1965, he married Barbara Gail Reaves at the First Methodist Church in Coral Gables, Fla.

He graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1958 and attended St. Olaf University prior to his enlistment in the United States Army as a Personnel Clerk from Sep. 1961 until his honorable discharge in Sep. 1964.  During that time, he earned a Meritorious Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, and his Basic Marksmanship Badge. He then attended and graduated from the State College of Iowa (now the University of Northern Iowa) in 1967 with a degree in Business Management.  He worked as a manufacturing supervisor, facilities engineer, and personnel administrator at the John Deere Tractor Works from 1967 until his retirement in 1993.  After his retirement, he worked as a part-time starter at the Byrnes Park golf course for the remainder of the year, when he retired for good.

John enjoyed many different sports but was partial to both fishing and golfing.  He was extremely proud of the many accomplishments of his wife, sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren.  He was always happiest spending time with his family and friends.

Survived by: his wife, Barbara; sons, Troy (Cathleen), and Phil (Angela); grandchildren, Cody, Brett, Marissa, Robert, and Michael; brother Gordon (Martha) and sister Linda (David) Wells.

Preceded in death by: his parents and grandson, Hunter.

Memorials: The Lewis family would like to thank the Cedar Valley Hospice House for all their care, compassion, and support.  In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make donations to the Cedar Valley Hospice House in John’s name for the purchase of a memorial brick.

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