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In Memory

Ed Lewis (Fall 1973)

LAPORTE, CO - Ed Lewis born in Mishawaka, IN on April 3rd, 1954, passed away in his home in Laporte, CO December 3rd, 2019 due to a heart attack. He joins his beloved parents, Betty and Ed Lewis and his dog Darrell.

Ed married his childhood sweetheart, Pat Lewis on June 7, 1980. They celebrated 39 precious and loving years together, just this past June. These soul mates grew up together in Mishawaka, IN and were kind to each other, patient, very loving, and forgiving, wanting the absolute best for one another. They loved to experience the richness of what life had to offer and fell in love with the west after a honeymoon road trip through the western states and into beautiful Oregon. So much so, that they decided to move to Colorado in 1981.

Ed graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University in 1976, and after they moved to Colorado, he started working in credit management. He worked for Flatiron Corporation, Packaging West and eventually found himself as a Credit Manager with a company he loved and respected, Pearl Izumi. He played around with a semi-retirement from Pearl Izumi in 2014. In 2015, Ed and Pat planned and built their dream retirement home in Laporte, and Ed ended up working part time from home for Pearl Izumi, because he enjoyed it so much.

Ed was a World War II fanatic, having lived his life hearing the stories of his Dad’s survival on the sunken USS Morrison and would travel to WWII reunions with him. He also enjoyed reading, recreational shooting, tinkering in the garage, visiting with friends, fishing, walking his dog Frisbee, drinking Bud Light, smoking Swisher Sweets, making waffles for breakfast and traveling (constantly looking for his passport). He fulfilled a life dream with his wife Pat of seeing Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. He was a kind man, never met a stranger he didn’t like and talked to everyone. He loved every person that came into his life with all his heart.

Ed leaves behind his beloved wife Pat; sisters Sue (William Becker) and Diane (Thomas DeLong); sister-in-law Sandi Sebastian; brothers-in-law Greg Hulecki (Cindy) and Phillip Hulecki; nieces Sirena (Dan Dudgeon), Hilary (Tony Kukla), Stefonie Sebastian, Lacy Hulecki, Beth Blumer, Morgan and Meredith Hulecki; nephews Andrew Hulecki, Andrew Becker, and Jon DeLong; grand-nieces Didi and Ruby Dudgeon; and lastly his deeply loved dog Frisbee.

Ed; Husband, Friend, Uncle, and also lovingly called Gruncle by his grandnieces, will be greatly missed by everyone, held in their hearts forever as he was gone too soon.

A Celebration of Life is being planned for Spring 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that a donation is made to Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Please make checks payable to "Colorado Parks & Wildlife" and in the memo write "Watson Lake SWA in memory of Ed Lewis".
Mail to the following address:
Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Attn: Jason Surface
317 W Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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12/10/19 11:00 AM #1    

David Clodfelder (Fall 1973)

Prayers to Pat, our house brothers and Ed's family.  So many memories to cherish.  Thanks Ed for making us all laugh.  Rest in Peace our friend. - David Clodfelder


12/11/19 07:33 AM #2    

Charles Huseman (Fall 1973)

RIP Ed.  A life well lived, and enjoyed, should be the hope of us all. Some are fortunate enough to achieve it. Thanks for being an example for us to follow.

12/11/19 11:26 AM #3    

Mike Schalliol (Fall 1973)

My friend ,you will be missed.

12/11/19 08:58 PM #4    

Bob Kolbe (Fall 1971)

Ed was one of my roommates for 2 years. He was a great and fun guy. I only have good thoughts about him. There are many stories I could tell . Maybe we could share those sometime. 

12/12/19 02:39 PM #5    

Britton Luther (Fall 1972)

Thanks Ed for the phesant hunting.....


12/12/19 06:33 PM #6    

Don Haberlin (Fall 1973)

Ed was in my pledge class. Fond memories of our years in the house. Many involved a Scout and a "Go Ape" tee shirt. Some great road trips to questionable drive-ins. Sounds like you lived your life with that same zest! 

12/13/19 06:21 AM #7    

Jeff Soldner (Fall 1973)

Just saw this, what a loss to his family and all who knew him.  Ed was always a fun guy to be around and reading his obit, He lived his whole life that way. My sincere condolences to all of Ed's surviving family and friends...

12/13/19 04:46 PM #8    

James Griffiths (Fall 1972)

Ed and I were Best roommates for 2 years. I have many fond memories and stories too. RIP Ed.

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