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Mardell E. Lewis

Mardell E. Lewis

Mardell E. Lewis, age 96, of Elmwood, died Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Welcome Home Assisted Living in Elmwood with her family by her side.

Mardell was born January 26, 1926, in Spring Lake Township, rural Spring Valley.  She was the daughter of Martin and Maren (Elgord) Jensen and grew up in that community.  Mardell graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1944.  Mardell worked as a bookkeeper for an implement business in Spring Valley for a few years.  She married Alfred Lewis, Jr. on September 27, 1946, at the Spring Lake Lutheran Church in rural Spring Valley.  After marriage they worked in Spring Valley for a short time before moving to Plum City where they farmed for Alfred’s uncle, which they later purchased.  In 1994 they moved to Elmwood until 2010 when they returned to a new home on the farm.  For the last several years, Mardell has resided at Welcome Home Assisted Living in Elmwood.

Mardell always had a positive attitude and always saw the best in people.  She enjoyed sewing, baking, driving tractor, being part of the Rock Elm United Methodist Women working at the ice cream socials.  She also enjoyed playing cards and doing jig saw puzzles, above all, her family was most important to her and she enjoyed spending time with children and grandchildren.

Mardell is survived by her children, Linda (Dan) Vivoda of Elmwood, Marilyn (Bob) Manor of Hudson, Terry of Plum City and Debra Lewis of Hudson; eight grandchildren, Mike (Linda) Vivoda, Kris (Mark) Bryant, Ryan (Abby) Vivoda, Nate (Krista) Manor, Jordan (Jessica) Manor, Natalie Gavic (Travis), John Gavic (CeCe) and Will Gavic; 14 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alfred and one brother & sister-in-law, Lyman (Judy) Jensen; brother-in-law, Loren (Rhene) Lewis.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday January 21, 2023, at the Elmwood United Methodist Church with Rev. Meg Erickson officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Hill Cemetery, Township of Rock Elm, rural Elmwood.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday.

The family would like to thank Welcome Home and all the staff for the wonderful care given to Mardell these past several years.  

Condolences

  1. Diane And Randy Welsh

    Marilyn and Bob and family,
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Julie Richardson

    My condolences to the Lewis family. Mardell sat at the same dining table as my mom (Marlene Baier) for a few years while mom was at Welcome Home. Mardell was always so happy and mom loved her. She lived a good long life. I'm sure she will be missed. Julie Richardson

  3. Julie Richardson

    My condolences to the Lewis family. Mardell sat at the same dining table as my mom (Marlene Baier) for a few years while mom was at Welcome Home. Mardell was always so happy and mom loved her. She lived a good long life. I'm sure she will be missed. Julie Richardson

  4. James and Carol Gibb

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. kathi jensen

    Our deepest sympathy to Mardell's family, she was such a sweet lady. Bruce & Kathi Jensen

  6. Bill McRoberts

    Linda ,Dan and family , I'm sorry for your loss .. sending condolences

  7. Joanne’McRoberts’ Hovey

    Sympathy to family. Hoping there are many happy memories. ????

  8. Karen Gunderson

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss…. Loss of mother, grandmother, great grandmother.
    Sending my condolences to you all.

  9. Suzi Crownhart

    My sympathy to the Lewis Family.cewx

  10. Steve & Diane Radle

    Thinking of you and keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. She’s with you always in your heart.

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