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Philip Martin Lewis, Jr.
Dec. 9, 1930 - Apr. 21, 2017
Former Sutton, NE resident, Philip Martin Lewis, Jr. “Marty” passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, in Lincoln, NE at the age of 86.
Military graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Sutton Cemetery in Sutton, NE with Pastor Mary Scott officiating and military honors by the American Legion Argonne Post #61. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m., and Wednesday, April 26, 2017, with the family present from 11 a.m. until noon at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE. A reception luncheon will be served immediately following graveside service at the American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church in Sutton, NE, American Legion Argonne Post #61, Sutton NE, Grand Lodge at the Preserve Scholarship Fund, Lincoln, NE or donor’s choice.
Philip M. Lewis Jr. “Marty” was born December 9, 1930, in Hastings, NE to Philip M. Lewis and Elva G. Carter Lewis Krause.
Marty grew up in Omaha and graduated from Omaha Central in 1949 and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1953 where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and the Innocence Society.
Marty proudly served as an Air Force Captain near Tokyo, Japan. Upon finishing his active duty he continued in the reserves. He moved to Sutton in November 1955 to begin his banking career. He was the 2nd generation to run the family bank, Sutton State Bank. In 1963, he married Winifred “Winnie” Schmidt.
Marty was a dedicated and active member of his community where he served on City Council and as Mayor of Sutton. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and served as the church treasurer for over 40 years. He held various positions in 40 et 8 up to the ranks of past Grand Chef for the Nebraska chapter. He was a member and held many positions within the American Legion Argonne Post #61.
Marty & Winnie spent their days traveling with their 40 et 8 friends. Marty enjoyed bird watching, gardening, Husker football and participating in the American Legion events.
He is survived by his children, Melanie Lewis of New Port Richey, FL; Michele Serr (Steve) of Grafton, NE; and Vicki Kraai (Jon) of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Kristine Sedersten (Chris); Philip Serr; Abby Kuntz and Emily Kraai; great-grandchildren, Kayden Kauk and Klara Sedersten.
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