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Norman Lewis

May 31, 1927 March 16, 2019
Norman Lewis
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Norman Fred Lewis of Coeur d’Alene, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2019. Born to Virgil and Catharine (Lunsford) Lewis in Potlatch, Idaho, May 31, 1927, he grew up in Avon, Idaho, on land homesteaded by his grandfather. Norm attended eight grades at a one-room school at Avon before the family moved to Deary, Idaho, where he attended Deary High School, graduating in 1945 after enlisting in the U.S. Navy at age 17. He served honorably in the Pacific during World War II and was recalled to active duty during the Korean War.

Norman and Linda May Archibald married on June 13, 1954, living in Deary and Kendrick, Idaho, where their children Craig, Karen, and Janet were born. His love for hunting and fishing and the great outdoors started at a young age, roaming the woods in Avon, working for the U.S. Forest Service Blister Rust program during high school, and serving as fire warden for the Idaho Forestry Department in Kendrick. In 1968, he transferred to the Idaho Department of Lands office in Coeur d’Alene, and retired in 1987 from his long career in forestry as Idaho’s Hazard Management Supervisor.

Norman is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughters, Karen Erickson (Brian Odegaard) and Janet (Joseph) Cline; his grandchildren, Adam (Natalie) Blashill, Kelsey (Jimmy) Malone, and Kayla (Brian) Yorozu, and also by three extra-special great grandchildren, Kai and Luna Yorozu and Mila Malone. He is also survived by sister Donna (Robert) Beutler, Linda’s family, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. He was predeceased by his young son Craig Douglas Lewis.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Yates Funeral Home, 744 N. 4th in Coeur d’Alene.

The family asks that memorials be made to Schneidmiller Hospice House, 2290 W Prairie, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815, or to a charity of choice.

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2:00 AM 3/23/2019 2:00:00 AM
Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Coeur d'Alene Chapel

744 N 4th Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Coeur d'Alene Chapel
744 N 4th Street Coeur d'Alene 83814 ID
United States

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Schneidmiller Hospice House

2290 W. Prairie Ave.
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83815

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