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Mark Allen Lewis

Mark Allen Lewis

Mark Allen Lewis

- August 12, 2019

Mark Allen Lewis, our father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend, passed away peacefully at home in Sturgis on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at age 62.

Mark was born November 17, 1956, the third child of ten, to Dwane and Justine “Gussie” (Adams) Lewis in Sioux Falls, SD.  He grew up in Sioux Falls and moved to Sturgis with his parents and siblings in 1972.  He graduated from Sturgis High School in 1975, and from BHSU with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 2001.  In 1983, Mark married Christina Requist.  Together they had two children, Justina and Joshua.  After graduating from high school, he went to work with his father at Lewis Drilling, and during this time he learned his hard work ethic that carried on throughout his life.  He went on to work in the oilfield, at numerous local sawmills and construction companies.  In his later years, he worked for SD GF&P, grooming trails in the hills and road grading at Orman Dam.  In January, 2019, he retired from Box Elder Job Corps where he worked for ten years as a residential night supervisor.

He always had a love of the great outdoors.  You could find him hunting deer, elk, and pheasant, fishing at Orman with Curly Sue by his side, or riding his motorcycles in the hills.  Mark shared his passion for hunting and fishing with his children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews during their countless trips together.  Whether it was how to tie a fishing lure or some sort of life lesson, he always passed on his wisdom and knowledge.  In his later years, Mark was proud to enjoy fishing on the Great Lakes with his cousins and brother, a trip to see the Redwoods with his sisters and a daughter, and “fishing in the dark” with numerous loved ones.

Mark is survived by his mother, Justine; daughters, Heidi (Mike) Uit De Flesch, and Justina (Terje) Hansen; son, Joshua (Kathy) Lewis; grandchildren, Daniel Walter and Ireland, Kristian and Olivia, and Edwin and Adalee; his siblings, Dwane (Denise) Lewis, Cathy (Dana) Shay, James (Joan) Lewis, David Lewis, Edward (Colleen) Lewis, Mary (Mike) Jensen, Carol Hamilton, Robert (Melissa) Lewis, and Julie (Greg) Bernal; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dwane; brothers-in-law, Jim and Bob; several close cousins; and his fishing partners, Curly Sue and Rose and George Larkins.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, motorcycles welcome.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.

Phone number: 605-347-4455
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785