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Michael Lewis

Nov. 30, 1937 – March 31, 2018

Michael Lee Lewis, age 80, of Omaha passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at his residence.

Mike was born on Nov. 30, 1937, to Orville Monroe and Ermal Alice (Lowry) Lewis in Nebraska City, Nebraska. He lived in California with his family until age 7, when they moved to Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Mike graduated from Plattsmouth High School with the class of 1957. After graduating from high school, he began working for Western Electric in Omaha and later he moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa. In 1961, Mike moved to Millard, Nebraska, and then in 1991, he moved to Omaha. Mike worked for the Cable Division of Western Electric, rising to the position of layout operator. He met Ida Irene Lowry and they later married on April 3, 1994, in Las Vegas. Mike retired in 1997, after 39 years of employment at Western Electric.

He is survived by his wife, Ida Lewis of Omaha; son, Jason Lewis and wife Melissa of Decatur, Alabama; two daughters, Cindy Rutledge and husband Kevin of Rock Port, Georgia; Vicki Reed and husband Doug of Omaha; stepson, Todd Arehart of Omaha; two stepdaughters, Peggy Arehart of Omaha and Belinda Rankin of Omaha; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; his sister, Carol Gannon and husband Donald of Greeley, Colorado; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Ermal Lewis; three brothers, Melvin, Robert, and Eugene Lewis; and three sisters, Dorothy Gilland, Maxine Wertley, and Joan Cole.

Visitations will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. with family greeting relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Roby Funeral Home in Plattsmouth.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Roby Funeral Home with Rev. Lane Bailey officiating.

The Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Michael Reed, Jonathan Reed, Dustin Sedoris, Brandon Arehart, Ernest Furgeson, Tom Furgeson, and Evan Vela.

His final resting place will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Plattsmouth.

The family suggests memorials to the Humane Society.

Services are entrusted to Roby Funeral Home, 346 Ave. A, Plattsmouth, NE 68048. (402) 296-3123,

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