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Dean Lewis

July 14, 1935 May 21, 2020
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Dean Lewis 84, of Peru died on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in his home.
Cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be a later date.
Burgess Funeral Home in LaSalle is in charge of arrangements
Dean was born on July 14, 1935 in LaMoille to Harold and Maude (Maloy) Lewis
He graduated from Mendota High School in 1953 and has maintained many friendships from his graduating class
Dean Served in the U.S. Navy from 1953-1957, he was a Seabee in the construction Battalion 3; Builder 2nd class
Married Lupe Cruz on November 26, 1994 in LaMoille
Dean was a carpenter for his whole life. He worked with various carpenters in the Mendota area early in his career. He then formed a business partnership with Ray Motter. Dean then formed his final business partnership with his son Steve and proudly named his business Lewis & Son. Dean formed many friendships with the people he did work for.
After his retirement he enjoyed fishing, traveling, building his backyard pond and caring for the fish along with raising and releasing butterflies in memory of those who went before him.
His final days were filled with many visitors, lots of love, and a very special blessing from his great-niece Maria Bonine.
Wife Lupe of Peru
2 Daughters
Gloria Lewis of Joliet
Denise (Jeremy) Wisdom of Othello, WA
1 Son
Steve (Tylene) Lewis of Peru
6 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren
1 Brother
Doug (Elise) Kiser of Minnesota
Preceded in death by Parents, 1 Daughter Shelia Jagodzinski on July 10, 1997, 3 Brothers John Kiser and John and Lee Lewis, and 2 Sisters Helen Hamilton and Linda Sprowls
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