Obituary - Glen Eugene Lewis
Last updated 10/26/2020 at 10:22am
Glen Eugene Lewis, 80, passed away October 21, 2020 at Northern Montana Care Center.
A Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel in Havre. His funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 26, 2020, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Harlem, followed by burial at Wing Cemetery in Hogeland.
Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements.
Please visit Glen's online memorial page at http://www.hollandbonine.com to leave a message of condolence for his family.
Glen was born October 26, 1939, to Nova G. and Ival E. (Medlin) Lewis in Unionville, MO. He was the first born of six children and was raised on a small farm. He attended grade school and graduated from Unionville High School in 1958.
Glen worked as a hired hand with farmers after graduating and eventually joined the Elton Webb Custom Combining crew that brought him to Montana, where he met Barb Cichosz in a small cafe in Harlem thanks to her brother, Leon "Chico," who was also working with the custom combiners. They were married for 58 years and from this union, two children were born - a son, Glen Wade Lewis born in 1963, and a daughter, Cindy Louise Lewis born in 1965.
Dad worked at various places during his lifetime and considered himself a Jack-of-all-Trades. He enjoyed hauling grain with his father-in law, Leo Cichosz, and later with his own semi-trailer. He enjoyed combining, mechanic work, selling commercial machinery and cars and trucks and visiting with his customers whether it was for selling fertilizer or repairing appliances.
Dad took pride in his work and considered a lot of people out on the farms in Big Flat and Harlem areas as close friends. He appreciated all of you and was very thankful for giving him the opportunity to continue working as long as he could.
Glen was involved with many church organizations and was a councilman for the City of Harlem.
If you knew Glen, you knew he loved to play the guitar and sing. Not only did he play for family and friends, but also singing for the Lord at the Sacred Heart Church in Fort Belknap and at many Cursillos. He loved the Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ, and taught others to follow His ways.
At Christmas time, the grandkids would always sing along with grandpa, and he would get the grandkids together for the reading of the Christmas story and he had the biggest smile on his face knowing he made those special memories with them.
Glen is survived by his loving wife, Barb; a son, Wade (Ely) Lewis; a daughter, Cindy (Tim) Hoscheid; five grandchildren, Jeremy(Kari) Hoscheid , Dustin Lewis, Brett (Leah) Hoscheid, Ryan Lewis, Jaylene (Jordan) Neiffer; four great grandchildren, Brianna Williams, Zoe Hoscheid, Jonah Neiffer and Ezra Hoscheid; two brothers, Gary(Nancy) Lewis, Harold Lewis, and many nieces and nephews on both sides along with brothers- and sisters-in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ronnie Lewis; two sisters, Elmira Kain and Elaine Kain.