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« on: February 12, 2018, 01:57:55 PM »

January 10, 2018

Capt. Warren D. Lewis Jr.
Burlington Composite Squadron
Iowa Wing

Warren Lewis, Jr. 1925 -2017, 92, of Columbus Junction, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Colonial Manor Care Center, Columbus Junction, Iowa.   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services, Columbus Junction, Iowa.  Casket bearers will be Warren’s sons and grandsons.   Burial will be in Columbus City Cemetery with Military Rites by the Allen Wright Hanft American Legion Post #100. Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Youth Center at Louisa County Fair Grounds.  Visitation for Warren will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017  from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home for “Connie’s Helping Hands” kitchen center at the “Friends of the Columbus Junction Public Library” and may be left at the funeral home.  Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Warren D. Lewis, Jr. was born on November 14, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Warren D. Sr. and Ida (MacDonough) Lewis and was raised in Montclair, New Jersey.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army in World War II.  On April 9, 1948 Warren was united in marriage to Constance Jean Stacy in the chapel at Parsons College in Fairfield.    He attended Parsons College, graduated from the University of Iowa. Warren worked in the Hotel Business more than 10years, living in Iowa, Ohio and Florida. He later graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago, Ill.  In 1961 Warren and Connie moved to Columbus Junction to assist Victor and Grace Stacy in serving the Columbus Community and surrounding areas by providing funeral and ambulance services through the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home for 28 years. He was a Life Member of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association.

Warren and Connie were very instrumental in enriching the Columbus Junction Community and its citizens. They were the first two of three EMTA’s in Louisa County and received an EMT state association honor for their service.  Together they established the County’s First Responders of Conesville, Letts and Grandview while providing all the education and equipment for each responder.  They also spearheaded EMT-A and Q.R.S. educational classes and served on the Southeast Iowa Emergency Medical Services Council and Louisa County Emergency Medical Services Board.  Warren was on the Building Board, and member of the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church, assisted in initiating the Columbus Community Swimming Pool and was the primary visionary and founders of the Colonial Manor/Colonial Estates, in which he was President until he was 91 years of age. He and Connie assisted in establishing, and were very active in the Cedar Crest Country Club. He was a member of the American Legion Post #100, V.F.W. of Riverside, Masonic Lodge and was a member and Past President of the Lions Club of Columbus Junction. He also sat on the Columbus City Cemetery Board for many years. He loved flying (a passion shared with three of his sons) and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol of Burlington, Iowa. Warren loved to travel the world and going to Africa, providing for a Kenyan child to attend high school and later sponsoring her through college.  He retired from the funeral home in 1989.  He and Connie bagged sand bags during the 2008 flood, started a week long food kitchen for people who could not get out of town.  The rest of his retirement he enjoyed coffee with ‘the boys’ and living and loving life with his beloved wife.

Warren will be deeply missed by his four sons, Steven Lewis and his wife, Debbie of Queen Creek, Arizona, D. Stacy Lewis and his wife, Patty of Muscatine, Douglas “W.D.” Lewis and his wife, Kathy of San Carlos, California and Christian Lewis and his wife, Angie, of Port Richmond, CA; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
Greg Putnam
Lt. Col., CAP
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