Rose E. Lewis
April 29, 1938 - March 21, 2020
Birthplace: Omaha, NE
Resided In: Red Oak, IA

Service 3/25/2020
Evergreen Cemetery
Burial 3/25/2020
Evergreen Cemetery

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Rose Lewis, age 81, of Red Oak, Iowa passed away at the Accura Healthcare Center in Stanton, Iowa, on March 21, 2020, after a years-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Rose was born in Omaha, NE, on April 29, 1938, the daughter of Aage and Gladys (Olsen) Andersen. She was raised on a farm in Red Oak, which is the area now known as the Andersen Wildlife Area. She met and married her husband Keith at Offutt AFB, NE, while he was an active duty sailor in the Navy and she was a civilian employee at the base. They married in February 1962, lived in Red Oak for more than a year, and later moved to the Philippine Islands in 1963. After the Philippines, the family went on to live in Hawaii, Florida, and Okinawa. In between duty stations, the family often resided with her parents on the family farm in Red Oak before leaving on their next adventure. After retiring from the Navy, the family again lived in Red Oak for many years before moving to different locations in Kansas, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma. Upon both Keith’s and Rose’s retirement from their final jobs in Pensacola, FL, they returned to Red Oak in 2004, and made it their permanent home.

She was preceded in death by her husband Keith in October 2011, her parents Aage and Gladys Andersen, her brother Arnold Andersen, and her sister Betty (Andersen) Confer. She is survived by her children: Kevin Lewis and wife Lisa of Red Oak, Sheri Lewis of Alexandria, VA, and Mark Lewis and wife Deb of Red Oak; her grandchildren: Erik Lewis of Kansas City, MO, Kayla Lewis Joiner and husband Joseph of Milton, FL, Kallie Lewis of Milton, FL, Ryan Halvin and family, and Brandon Halvin and family; brothers: Bob Andersen and wife Rhoda of Karnack, TX, Gene Andersen and wife Jeannie of Crossville, TN; and Donald Andersen and wife Linda of Oskaloosa, IA; sister: Donna Mae Blay of Twin Falls, ID; sister-in-law: Carol Scott and husband Clinton of Newkirk, OK; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A private family graveside funeral will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak, Iowa. There will be open visitation from 9 AM – 5 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


 


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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