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William Lewis

There were no services or obituary, according to Bill's wishes.

His cousin, Judy Lewis Wagoner, of Aurora,Nebraska, was very close to Bill and misses him very much.  If anyone would like to send a card, here is her address:

Judy Lewis Wagoner
40 Rosewood Circle
Aurora Nebraska 68818


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05/01/19 02:58 PM #1    

James Schaller

Bill was a very close friend growing up. We lived just a couple of blocks from each other and our Mother’s played bridge together. Our parents would get together a couple of times a month to play cards, socialize, etc. Bill was a very quiet introverted person, but very funny dry sense of humor after you knew him. He lost his Dad very young to a heart attack.  After 40 years Bill and I reconnected on this wonderful website. It has provided so many of us with the opportunity to do that. RIP my friend. I know one of your bicycles you built will be waiting for you. 





05/01/19 07:15 PM #2    

Gary Fegley

Bill was a smart, funny and witty guy and we spent many hours at Stephan's Welding Shop messing with our cars and talking about anything other than studies. He had the neatest 40 Ford coupe ever! He will be missed. Gary Fegley

05/02/19 07:50 AM #3    

Jerry Gunsolley

Bill and I became good friends in the 7th grade and remained so. In high school we spent many nights riding the streets in cars together, just talking and having fun.  Bill went to Wayne to college, I went to UN and we lost touch for several years. When my wife and I moved back from Lincoln to South Sioux City in 1976. I reconnected with Bill. He was going to USD in Vermillion working on his masters degree in history and he became interested in 10 speed bikes. I bought two,( for my wife and I) and the three of us would go riding. Bill started importing bike frames and parts,started Lewis Imports. Ultimately he moved to Austin Texas, sold the business before retiring.We often talked on the phone, our last conversation was brief, when he was hospitalized just before his death. His knowledge of history was vast, always had an interesting perspective of current events.



05/02/19 10:29 AM #4    

Duane Queen

The death of Bill has brought memories to many of us once again of good times together as classmates.  When we were in track together, Bill was a great encourager for me to run a mile under five minutes.  He even wrote it in our yearbook.  Well, Bill was a dreamer.  It was his ability to vision something that enabled him to design bikes and build a business on that vision.  He was a quiet, reflective person and a friend.  Thanks for good memories, Bill.


05/02/19 03:04 PM #5    

Claryce Ray (Welch)

I remember Bill from high school days as being a quiet, friendly classmate. My husband Mike, however, knew him quite well in days following high school. They would go to the same local watering holes. Then in 1965-66, Mike was teaching in Omaha and Bill was teaching in Fort Calhoun. They, along with Carl Brobst, socialized together. Mike and I then got married in June 1966 and Mike moved back to Sioux City. Bill and Mike enjoyed reconnecting at our class reunions.  RIP Bill!

05/02/19 03:23 PM #6    

Karen Burgess (Kohn)

I only knew Bill when I was in our class for 4 years and didn't get to know him as he was so quiet.  However, at our last reunion he came up to me and asked how I was doing, etc.  I was touched by this gesture as we had no contact after high school even though we both went to Wayne.  It is good to read other comments of those who knew him so well so I could know more of the man he became. RIP. Karen

05/03/19 11:05 AM #7    

Carl Brobst

     Bill & I were good friends all through High School and again after college. We lived in a large old house in Omaha with 4 other guys.  He taught at Fort Calhoun High and I worked at Mutual of Omaha.  He was on a very tight budget then and frequently called himself a conniseur of 15 cent hamburgers.

     Over the last 20 years we discussed and solved many of the worlds problems using E-mail.  We seldom  agreed on things, but always remained friends.                                      Carl

05/04/19 12:05 PM #8    

Valda Bahr (Young)

RIP Bill.  I have great memories of our class.  I always felt we were a close group & have remained so with our reunions & this account.  Thoughts to Bill's family.  Cherish the great memories.

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