POULSBO, Wash. — John David Lewis, 70, died May 19. Born Nov. 16, 1943, he was the son of Joe W. Lewis and Margaret Lewis. He was the third generation farmer/stockman of Alfalfa Lawn Farms in Larned. On Sept. 4, 1970, he married Janis Mills in Excelsior Springs, Mo. A former Larned resident, he moved to Poulsbo, Wash., in 2008, to be near his daughter Renee Carroll and her family. His main passion after moving to Washington was his grandchildren. He also had a beautiful garden. His main hobby was making wood furniture and selling them at the local market.
Mr. Lewis was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Larned.
Survivors include, his wife, Janis, of Poulsbo, Wash.; son, Anthony W. Lewis, of Uttarakhand, India; daughter, Renee Carroll and husband Jason, of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; three grandchildren, John, Maja and Frances Carroll, all of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; three sisters, Marianne Fritzler and husband Don, of Ness City, Barbara Burgett and Chet, of Hutchinson, and Joan Clarke and husband Monte, of Great Bend; and eight nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be no funeral. The family requests that no flowers be sent. A celebration of life ceremony will be held at a later date at First Presbyterian Church in Larned. Memorials may be made to Larned EMT, First Presbyterian Church of Larned or Pawnee County Food Pantry in Larned.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 8, 2014*