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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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  1. Ruby Hineline, Ginny and Kristy

    It was with sadness that we read of your parents passing in the Rice Lake paper. Time and miles may have separated our families, but we recall many happy times together. Mom talks often of the friendship she and your mother had as young girls and the fun times she and dad had with your mother and dad as newlyweds. I remember the excitement of spending a whole week as a 12 year old with your family in Rockford. What fun I had. Your mother treated me like a little princess and your dad's smile and laugh was so precious. Mom holds a treasure chest of memories in her heart of laughter and tears that were shared with your mother and dad. May your sorrow be less and your memories more dear with each passing day. With sincere sympathy. Ruby, Ginny, and Kristy

  2. Kathy Fisk

    I was just thinking of your sweet parents a few days ago. I was sharing the story of when we went to St Louis and Eureka Springs together. They are intertwined in my youngest memories. I was blessed to see them several years ago when visiting Rockford. They took care of us when we were sick. They always showed me love, and I will never forget that. I will never forget them. My prayers are with you all.

  3. Cindy Sandberg Benson and Florence Sandberg

    So sorry for your family's loss. Spent many hours in their home with my friend Carole. Wonderful family.

  4. Britta Peterson

    Dear Lori. So sorry for your loss. Remember all the good.

  5. Meryl

    I am very sorry that you have suffered this loss. It is hard to know just what to say when a loved one dies. Be assured that our loving Creator is aware of your loss and pain. Through His son, Christ Jesus, he has arranged to bring back to life, "all those in the memorial tombs." (John 5:28,29) At that time, Rev. 21:3-5 says: "Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also, he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Please accept my condolences for your loss. May God's Word comfort you and your family. Sincerely, Meryl, -

  6. Maurine Eden

    Oh Lori, I'm so Sorry! You and your family will be in my prayers during this difficult time.

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