Farming Rural 12

Roger Eugene Lewis

January 5, 1932 ~ February 20, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

Roger Lewis, 90, of Pinewood, MN died Sunday, February 20, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Solway Bible Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Roger was born in Pelican Rapids, MN January 5, 1932 to Aaron and Agnes Lewis. In the spring they moved to Albert Lea with older brother, Myron. While there, the twins, Betty and Jim were born. The next move was north of Wilton where he grew up and baby sister Joann was born. He attended a one room school at Deer Lake for eight years. His dad farmed and milked cows. Roger always wanted to be a farmer. He bought a few sheep, and with the money from the sheep and trapping, bought his first 40 acres of land. He had one calf named Daisy that started his herd of cows. Roger and Mary Ann were married August 21, 1953. They were proud parents of five children, Rollie, Diane, Gary, Tim and Scott.  From this, the family grew to 24 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. Roger farmed many acres of land and milked cows until he retired. In his spare time he served on many boards, Pony Lake Church, the parish church boards, Associated Milk Producers, Bemidji Coop Association for 40 plus years and Buzzle Town Board. Softball was his favorite sport. They formed a Pinewood softball team and they played the Solway team with Glen Larson as one of the players. Roger was a person the neighbors knew would always be there to help them, he was never too busy. He was respected and loved by many. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed visiting with them and was interested in their lives and loved them all very much.

A special thanks to granddaughter, Natasha, who stayed with us and took care of grandpa for 4 months.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Lewis of Pinewood; children, Rolland (Barbara) Lewis of Solway, Diane Lewis of Bemidji, Gary (JoAnn) Lewis of Bemidji, Tim (Cindy) Lewis of Pinewood and Scott (Kathy) Lewis of Grand Rapids; 24 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; brothers, Myron Lewis of Wilton and James (Ardell) Lewis of Wilton and sister, Joann (Bud) Folkert of Staples.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Marotski and sister-in-law, Bev Lewis.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 26, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Solway Bible Chapel
222 Solway Ave.
Solway, MN 56678

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 26, 2022

2:00 PM
Solway Bible Chapel
222 Solway Ave.
Solway, MN 56678

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