Donnie "Don" Ross Lewis, 85 of Ivesdale passed away at 3:40 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Family and friends will gather to share memories of Don at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Blarney Stone in Ivesdale. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement. Deacon Jim Brewer will officiate. Burial will follow the service at the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Ivesdale.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donors choice.
Don was born on Dec. 28, 1933, in Effingham, a son of Noah A and Noral N. Carter Lewis. He married F. Paulette Eller on Aug. 9, 1969 in Paris. She died on Dec. 8, 2011.
Surviving children include Jody (Michael) Gooch of Argyle, Texas, Joy (Steven) Weidner of Chesterfield, Missouri, Jon (Stephani) Lewis of Kennesaw, Georgia., Jill (Ryan) Earley of Urbana, and Jenette (Tyson) Cunningham of Tolono; and 11 grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers and two sisters.
Don was born and raised on a farm in Southern Illinois. He retired from Charles Todd Uniform Service after over 30 years of employment. He then worked for Jim Boland in Ivesdale for over 10 years, and he worked through the last harvest. He enjoyed everything outdoors, especially mowing.
He was diagnosed with Leukemia late last year but was cancer free prior to his passing.
Hinds funeral Home, Bement was in charge of arrangements.