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EVAN D. LEWIS, 87, of Bickford Cottage, Clinton, IA; formerly of Albany, IL, died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Bickford Cottage.

The funeral service is at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Albany United Methodist Church in Albany, IL, with Pastor Toni Lucas officiating. A visitation will be from 4:00 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be at Lusk Memorial Cemetery in Albany. A memorial has been established by the family.

Evan was born September 2, 1930 in Tampico, IL, to Walter and Lucille (Drury) Lewis. He was educated in the Erie, IL grade schools and graduated from Erie High School. He served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. On October 19, 1958 he married Mary Jane Ryder. She died June 8, 2007. Evan was a lineman at Interstate Power in Clinton. He then worked at FS in Lyndon, IL, and lastly for 3M in Cordova, IL, retiring after 23 years. Evan also served as the tax assessor for Whiteside County. He was a member of the Albany United Methodist Church and a past Commander of the Hanson/Kennedy Albany American Legion Post #1079. He was a volunteer fire fighter with the Albany Fire Department, a member of the Fulton Masonic Lodge and a member of the Albany Lions Club. He also served on the Riverbend School Board. Evan was instrumental in developing the youth baseball program in Albany. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Fulton Country Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Cathy Bell of Marion, OH; one son, Marty (Patti) Lewis of Albany; one granddaughter, Annie Bell; one step-granddaughter, Jennifer (Nate) Yarbrough; two step-great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Alice Evans of Morton, IL and Agnes (Jim) Knowlsen of California; one brother, Albert (Sandy) Lewis of Morrison, IL; one nephew, Tom (Joyce) Tegeler of Albany.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Jane; two sisters, Gracia Burgess and Margaret Bradshaw.

To send online condolences go to www.bosmarenkes.com
Published on November 26, 2017
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