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Francis Leo Lewis

October 9, 1939 June 3, 2019
Francis Leo Lewis
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Obituary for Francis Leo Lewis

Francis Leo Lewis, 79, of Iowa City, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at his home after 20 years with congestive heart failure. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 AM, Friday, June 7, 2019 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM, Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery with military honors by the Coralville American Legion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Iowa Donor Network and Mercy Foundation. The family request people to come in casual attire.

Francis was born on October 9, 1939 in Iowa City, the son of Leo and Christina (Fowler) Lewis. He attended Iowa City Schools and served in the U.S. Navy from 1959-1961. Francis was united in marriage to Emily Bream on July 14, 1963 at First Baptist Church. He retired in 2009 from maintenance at Oaknoll Retirement Residence. Francis was also a mechanic for the DX Service Station on Highland Ave for 20 years then Iowa City Tire. He was a member of the Iowa City Men’s Bowling Association. Francis was an avid stock car racing fan, enjoyed puzzles and woodworking.

Francis is survived by his wife of 55 years, Emily; two children, Carrie Westcott (Toad Thompson) of Houghton, IA and Phil Lewis (Laurel) of West Branch, IA; two grandchildren, Kirstin Westcott and DJ Westcott (Amber) ; one great-grandchild, Kensley; and one sister, Carol Gaul.

Francis was preceded in death by his parents, and four siblings, Ida Lewis, Edith Ellerton, Beatrice Fetters and Joseph Lewis.

The family would like to thank Patty Maxwell and Dr. Hadju for their great care over the years, as well as Iowa City Hospice.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

6

Jun

4:00 PM 6/6/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/6/2019 7:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Service

Friday

7

Jun

10:00 AM 6/7/2019 10:00:00 AM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memory Gardens Cemetery Final Resting Place

2600 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

2600 Muscatine Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Iowa Donor Network

550 Madison Avenue
North Liberty, IA 52317

Mercy Hospital Foundation

Mercy Iowa City
500 East Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
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