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Stephen R. LewisOctober 16, 1958 ~ October 6, 2017 (age 58)
Funeral services for Stephen R. Lewis of Roseau, MN will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 11 AM at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 PM with interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Military honors by the Roseau Memorial Honor Guard.
Stephen Robert Lewis, age 58 of Roseau, MN passed away on October 6, 2017 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D.
Stephen was born on October 16, 1958 in Warroad, MN to Linda (Muirhead) and Robert Lewis. He graduated from Warroad High School in 1976. He attended Alexandria Technical College for Law Enforcement and Auto Body schooling. He served in the 82nd Airborne in the U.S. Army from 1984 until his honorable discharge in 1988 as a Sergeant. He was proud of his service to his country. He worked for Abra Auto Body in Minneapolis, Johnson Chevrolet and Messelt Automotive. He owned Startmaster for Astro-Autostart for 13 years.
Stephen was all about family. He loved spending time with his granddaughter, Kyra, working on projects in his garage and at home. He loved his pugs and boxers that he called his “kids” and also teaching his parrot to talk. He enjoyed spending time with Jill camping and fishing, and driving his Slingshot and motorcycle. Steve will be remembered for driving his yellow mini Cooper around town and his willingness to always help others before himself. He suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis for 32 years but never let this disease beat him. He rarely complained and just drove on. He was a member of the Roseau American Legion (where he was a Past Commander), the Royal Order of the Masonic Lodge, and 40 et 8.
He is survived by his wife, Jill Lewis of Roseau; children, Rick Lewis of Warroad, Katie Beckel of Denver, CO and Kevin Beckel of Roseau; granddaughter, Kyra Lewis; siblings, Barb (Buck) Bue of Warroad and Nathan (Becky) Lewis of Warroad; mother-in-law, Pat Grover of Roseau and sister-in-law, Lynn (Paul) Norberg of Roseau; nieces and nephews, Samantha (Ryan) Coons, Stephanie Bue, Katlin (Colton) Mindl, Abby (Jeremy) Thompson, Michaela Lewis, Nathaniel Lewis, Andrew Norberg, Ryan Norberg and Chelsea Norberg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Linda; father-in-law, Ralph Grover and brother-in-law, Jon Grover.