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    Peninsula Genealogical Society - Door Co., WI


2 Oct 1924 - 11 Feb 2010

PGS Charter Member and Previous PGS President and Vice President

13 Feb 2010

Peninsula Genealogical Society (PGS) which was organized in 1987: PGS Member Bob LEWIS and wife Daisy (ANDERSON) LEWIS were early members of the group, researching their family histories, gathering information and making it available for their families for many years.  Bob was PGS President for quite a few years, before that was PGS Vice-President.  He sponsored our meeting place at the VFW for a couple of years and the LEWISES had the PGS June Picnic at their home in the past.

Striving to find the LEWIS Family early in Philadelphia, PA was always the source of Bob's genealogical passion. The last few years their health took a turn for the worse and they were unable to attend the PGS Meetings.

Above:  Bob LEWIS-2000-PGS President

His Obituary reads as follows:


Robert Oliver Lewis, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died February 11, 2010. He was the husband of his best friend, Daisy (nee Anderson), whom he married December 27, 1950.

Robert survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Daisy Ann, his children David (Trudy) Lewis, Des Plaines IL, Kathryn Dechambre(Richard Neylon), Manassas Park, VA( formerly of Sturgeon Bay), Thomas (Catherine) Lewis, Moline, IL, Barbara Lewis, Sturgeon Bay, and John Lewis, Boulder, CO and his grandchildren Andrew and, Matthew Lewis, both of Minneapolis, MN, Katie and Sarah Dechambre, both of Milwaukee, WI, Zachary (Monika) Lewis, Falls Church, VA, Mark Lewis, Shreveport, LA, Elyssa Lewis, Denver, CO,and Jake and Tanner Lewis of Boulder, CO.

Other survivors include his sister, Dorothy Miller, Sturgeon Bay, brother-in-law Lloyd (Gloria) Anderson, Green Bay, sister-in-law Marguerite Lewis, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, honorary granddaughter, Jordan Dechambre-Childers, Milwaukee, cousins, and nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Amy (nee Haines), brothers Lawrence and Harrison Lewis, and his sister-in-law Mona (Harrison) Lewis.

Robert was a 1942 graduate of Von Steuben High School, Chicago, and 1950 graduate of University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was a proud Navy veteran of WWII, served on USS LST 712, was a member of Bay View Lutheran Church, Sons of Norway, NARFE, US LST Association and was a life member of VFW Post 3088.

Robert's funeral will be held at Bay View Lutheran Church on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation at 10:00 a.m. and a luncheon to follow the service. There will be visitation at Huehns Funeral Home on Sunday, February 14, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 3088. Burial will be made in Hainesville Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Honor Flight ( and say thank you to a veteran.

                                                                                                -Courtesy of HUEHNS Funeral Home



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