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Lawrence "Larry" Lewis, 92, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Northwood Care Center of Belvidere. Born on October 20, 1925, in Rice Lake, WI, the son of John and Ada (Nieman) Lewis.
Elizabeth "Bette" Lewis, 91, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in her home. Born December 21, 1926 in Rice Lake, WI, the daughter of Coleman and Exzillia (Crotteau) Kummet.
Larry and Bette were married on May 5, 1946 in Rice Lake, WI. Larry retired as a welder at Rockford Screw Products. During retirement he built houses. Bette was home with her family for many years and then worked at FW Woolworths and at her daughter's daycare.
Survived by their children, Carole Smull of Cherry Valley, IL, Steven (Tammy) Lewis of Rockford, IL, and Robert (Nancy) Lewis of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Tami Lewis, Jennifer Lewis, Robbie Lewis, Bradley (Tami) Smull, Lori (Mike) Heesen, Stacey Lewis, Tim Lewis, and Leland Hutchinson; eight great-grandchildren; and Larry's sister, Amy Mueller and brother, Gerald Nieman. Predeceased by grandson, Justin Lewis.
Memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Fred C. Olson Funeral Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford with Chaplain Jonathan Banister officiating. Memorial Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Memorials may be made to Northern Illinois Hospice, 4215 Newburg Rd., Rockford, IL 61108.

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