Robert M. Lewis, Jr., known to many as “Sarge,” age 73, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Racine, February 14, 1939, son of the late Robert and Irene ( Nee: Beyer) Lewis.
Survivors include his children, Shelly (Jim) Bent, Robert (Melissa) Lewis III; six grandchildren, Jenna and Michael Bent, Natashia (Bill) Griese, Heather, Robby and Nicholas Lewis; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Vincent Griese; brothers, Richard (Rosemary) Lewis, Ronald Lewis; step-sister, Teri (Richard) Rowley; half-brother, Brian Giese; mother-in-law, Esther Hermansen; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Pat Peterson,, Harold (Lori) Hermansen Jr.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Harold Hermansen Sr.
Funeral services will be held a week from Monday, on Monday, September 17, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend John Fleming officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover. Relatives and friends may meet on Monday, Sept. 17, at 9 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Union Grove Veterans Home have been suggested.
MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888