Elsie Mae Lewis, 83 of Jasper died on Monday (February 23,
2004) after a courageous
34 - year battle with cancer. She was born in the Hickory Grove area of rural
Dubois County on May 4, 1920, to
William and Dorothea Eichmiller Angerer. She was preceded in death by her
husband of 38 years, Luther L. Lewis of Cherry Tree,
Pennsylvania, who died on August 14, 1978. They had been married in 1940 in the
Post Chapel at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Survivors include one son, Allen L.
and wife Colleen Goeppner Lewis of Fairfax,Virginia; One daughter,
Dorothea Lewis Alig and husband Matthew Alig of Terre Haute, Indiana;
two grandsons Allen L. Lewis II and wife Jean of
Virginia, and Michael B. Lewis and wife Valla of Lawrenceville, Georgia; two
granddaughters Hannah and Julia Lewis, and one great grandson Joseph Lewis; and
extended family including several nephews and nieces, a brother-in-law, step
and many friends. Her parents, an infant sister, and a brother, Raymond
Angerer, who was killed in France in World Warr II, two sisters,
Josephine Angerer of Jasper and Alice Neukam of
Dubois, and a niece Patricia Goldman, preceded her in death. She was a
and a community volunteer. She was active in her children’s school,
church and family activities and was a devoted and loving wife, mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a life
member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Dubois Crossroads; Charter member
of D.A.V. Chapter # 77 Auxiliary; Gold Star Wives of America; member of
V.F.W. Auxiliary to Post # 673, Jasper; and WELCA of St. John’s Church.
Visitation is at the Becher - Kluesner Downtown Chapel from 2 - 8 p.m.
(Februarly 28, 2004) and one hour before services at the church on Sunday.
Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday (February 28, 2004 by the
Chapter # 77 and at 3:30 p.m. by the V.F.W. Auxiliary at the funeral home. The
funeral service will be held on Sunday (February 29, 2004) at 2:00 p.m. at St.
John’s Lutheran Church, Dubois Crossroads. Burial will be followed in the church
cemetery. The Rev. Darrel Land ,and Edith Johnson will officiate. A Celebration
of life meal will be held a the church following the service for her family and friends.