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Obituary for Donald Eugene Lewis
Donald Eugene Lewis, age 79 of Chrisman, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Provena United Samaritans Hospital in Danville, Illinois. Don was born August 30, 1931 in Homer, Illinois to Charles Russell and Mary Helen (Ashby) Lewis. He married Betty Jo Cimino on May 31, 1952 in Georgetown, Illinois. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War, and achieved the rank of corporal. Don worked at General Motors for thirty-six years and was a sand lab technician. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chrisman, the Salty Sams camping club, the Chrisman American Legion Post #477. He enjoyed camping, fishing and gardening. Don is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Betty Lewis of Chrisman, IL; a son, Steve (Lisa) Lewis of Chrisman, IL; a daughter, Sheila (David) Curtis of Lowell, IN; a brother, Wayne (Winnie) Lewis of Georgetown, IL; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 27, 2011 at Krabel Funeral Home in Chrisman from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Chrisman. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Chrisman or the Pleasant Meadows Christian Village Chair Fund in care of the funeral home.