mom & Dad looking up
John & Shirley Lewis
  • 72 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 9, 1931
  • Place of birth:
    Souix City, Iowa, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 23, 2003
  • Place of passing:
    Modesto, California, United States
Let the memory of our Mom & Dad always be with us forever!

 John and Shirley Lewis

 

IN MEMORY OF: OUR LOVING PARENTS JOHN AND SHIRLEY LEWIS

John: April 9, 1931 - November 23, 2003

Shirley: August 4, 1935 - July 17, 2002

Together again!  "Forever and Ever, Amen"

Your loving children: Roxanne, Sandy, Carlene, Vicky, Debbie, David & Lori

And we will never forget our "Johnny"

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 23rd November 2016

"Another year come and gone, not a day that goes by that you are not missed. I miss everything about you! Mostly I miss our daily talks, your piercing blue eyes, your huge heart, your strong arms, your gentle touch. So much has happened since heaven took you from me. I still listen to your voice message and cry every time. I'm so afraid that I will not remember your voice, but that's not the case you are embedded in my heart for eternity.
Some have gone backwards, some have gone forward- please continue to watch over our family. I love you so deeply. Thank you both for giving me 5 beautiful sisters and 2 brothers. Wrap your arms around our momma and Johnny for me please and hug them for me. Tell them they are loved and missed by everyone . until~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Daddysgirl"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 23rd November 2016

"Dad, even a fleeting memory of your loving smile is enough to light up my darkest days. I love you. My days are lonely just knowing I cannot pick up the phone and hear your voice or show up at your doorstep to surprise you. But to my comfort I know you are right by my side at all times. I miss you so much Dad. I love you dearly."

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 7th August 2016

"Happy Birthday to you Mama. I love you deeply and miss you very much. Hug Daddy for me Mom."

This tribute was added by Roxanne Baylor on 9th April 2016

"Happy 85th  Birthday Daddy. All my Love Always"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 9th April 2016

"Another year has left us, today you are 85! WOW. I miss you so much dad, I wish~~~~~~ but since it is impossible I hold you in my heart. God I miss EVERYTHING about you. You were my entire heart and now my heart is just broken. I know you are at peace with your kids, We ALL love you and miss you all so deeply. Happy Birthday dad! Can you please tell Mom that Amanda is OK, I never gave up on her. Eternal love
daddysgirl."

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 9th April 2016

"Dad,

Today is your 85th birthday. Wow I close my eyes and I am visiting you and you are smiling with me. I love your blue eyes.  Oh I have missed you and your emails, phone calls and jokes.  You have no real clue how many people’s lives you have touched. Some you have touched and you don’t even know it.  

Every time I came to visit you and went with you to your shop I would watch you. You were always thinking and always trying so hard to make someone smile. Well dad you always made me smile. Well not when you yelled at me but looking back on your advice you were always so right. If I ever had a question about anything you were always there with the answers. You are the smartest man I had the pleasure of having for my father.

I think back when we lived on Kercher Street. You had your hands full. Providing for a family of 10. I don’t know how you did it. We were all very well behaved and polite and respectful. We didn’t go without. We had a home, clothes, shoes on our feet, food and every holiday you were always right there for each and every one of us.  

The day I lost you my heart hurt so badly I just knew my life as I knew it was gone. I have held onto to all your and my memories that we made every time I came out there, our phone calls and emails and that helps me through some bad times. I know now how my children will be when my time comes to meet up with you, Mom and Johnny.  

To have to accept reality that you are truly gone is just so hard for me. Thank you for my memories; somehow you knew these would help me.  Happy Birthday to you Dad I love you dearly. I wish I could reach out and hold you, hug you, hear your voice, tell you how much I love you, look into your beautiful blue eyes and ask you the questions I need answers too.  

P.S. Dad please give Mom & Johnny a hug & kiss for me."

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 23rd November 2015

"What do I even say? 12 years daddy? where has the time gone? My heart will always ache for you! I miss you so much, some days its unbearable. I still take my shower's and allow the tears flow. (this is my time to let it all out) I love you daddy, my one and only HERO! The Holidays are particularly the hardest- but we go on dad (just like you wanted) please come to me in my dreams. help me dad, please guide me. I am a bit overwhelmed with it all.
you have my heart
Daddy's girl"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 20th June 2015

"Death Changes Everything , Time changes nothing..I still miss the sound of your voice, the wisdom in your advice, the stories of your life and just being in your presence. I still miss you today as much as I did when you joined our Mama. It was you who taught me to value myself , to be confident ,who supported me.
Wherever I go, Whatever I do I'll always know that you believed in me, And that's what makes all the difference.
I love you dad!
Happy Fathers Day :')"

This tribute was added by Roxanne Baylor on 14th June 2015

"Missing my Dad..Mom and Brother!
Until we are together again...I LOVE YOU ALL!"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 16th April 2015

"Happy Birthday Johnny,
I often wonder what and how our lives would have been affected if you were still with us, You were this families laughter, you were loved by so many! You are so missed Johnny, thank you for so many wonderful beautiful memories. You hold such a special place in my heart that is all yours.
Happy Birthday dear John, eternal love. Please give mom and dad a hug and kiss from me. Please continue to watch over us all. ."

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 15th April 2015

"This is for our Johnny...
Missing You
Johnny~~~
There is so much I wish to say
I think about you every day
I miss your laugh
I miss your smile
Neither lost nor forgotten...
I imagine them often
It just doesn't seem real that you're not around
I still look for you when I'm in town...
I'll never forget when I walked in the door...
You were the first to jump up to hug me....
I found myself looking for you...
Hugging you...
I will never again see your wave or your smile...
We won't stand on the street and visit for a while...
No "how you doing Sis" with a big hug to follow....
No "How do I make Mom’s stew"... or “I love the Calendar Car”
The sleep over & popcorn fight you had with your nephews
For these are my memories just to list a few
All of these things, I cherish so dearly...
In my heart, I remember so clearly...
I still talk to you...
I know you can hear me...
Today I spoke of you and before I finished my sentence....
I could feel your presence...
Then... a coincidence, or was it a sign?
The song that reminds me of you began to play...
As If you knew I was thinking of you this day...
I smiled…feeling you were there with me...
Again... I sat remembering...
Tears filled my eyes as I listened to the song.
But this time I accepted that you are gone.
19 years later…
Seems like forever....
I've asked myself and I've talked to God...
How could he take you away for so long?
The only answer that makes any sense is....
You're in God's hands now...
As he planned
Watching us from above...
An Angel in heaven who will always be loved.
Happy 59th birthday Johnny. I love you with all my heart!!"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 13th April 2015

"Another year has come and gone, Not a day that goes by that your children don't think of you and miss you. We all shed tears, some happy most sadness of you not being here with us. I know you are with us! Please continue to watch over Roxanne, Sandy, Carlene, Vicky, David and Lori.  Some need you more than others. Mom ,not quite sure what your message was to be, but please help me help Lori. PLEASE!!!! Dad you got what you always wanted! your kids are a family and real true, honest, loving family. My heart is overfilled with emotions as I sit here and think of how happy you are looking down on us.
Eternal love Dad, Mom and Johnny"

This tribute was added by Sandy Nicholson on 12th April 2015

"Dad I miss you so much I cry for you and I want to be with you. I can try and be strong like Roxanne was, what a beautiful tribute she left on your 84th Birthday, but I am weak..There is so much I want to say but my tears are in the way..I will just say HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND  I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH !!! Your Daughter, Sandy Nicholson"

This tribute was added by Roxanne Baylor on 9th April 2015

"As I was thinking about writing a tribute to my Dad I thought... How can I say a few words that do justice to all the years of LOVE, STRENGTH, and DEDICATION Dad gave to us? His memory is as much alive in me as it was then and I MISS HIM DEARLY.
   I will do my best to NOT cry. In my life I have seen and dealt with many tragic things, yet letting go of Dad is the hardest thing I have ever dealt with.
   When Dad told us he wanted to go-- my reaction was NO, with that I realized how selfish my desire to keep him was and letting go in affect was honoring his life,  but my part to keep was Memories.  
   Dad as I sat and watched you, I went back in time to better days when you were able to work, play, and enjoy life's pleasures. I dreaded yourv time of passing as I knew it was near and I knew you held on to hope not only for yourself but for your family as well; for You were our ROCK!
   Dad, if only you knew how many life's you touched. You touched so many Dad. If LOVE alone could of saved you;; You would have never died for we loved you dearly!
   To many you were more han a friend, YOU were a man of strong principles and you gave advice freely wheather we wanted it or not. Many admired you for your hard work and dedication,  you were a man of your word,  your handshakes were binding, you were a perfectionist in many ways (cinnamon rolls) You were funny generous honest caring and loving. But of all things you were to many...to me you were my everything, the greatest Dad ..God could give us.
   Dad you taught me many things throughtout my life but one thing you could not teach me was how to let go.Watching you take your last breath surrounded by family you made sure we knew we were all LOVED before you joined our Momma and Johnny.
   You may have had silver in your hair Daddy but you had gold in your Heart.  I know you are in a better place..no more struggling. .no more suffering.
   God has you in his arms now and we have you in our Hearts forever.
                         I LOVE YOU DADDY~~~
                          HAPPY BIRTHDAY #84"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 5th February 2015

"It is still so hard for me to listen to ELVIS, it is still so hard for me to look at your photo, it is still so hard for me to visit your gravesite. It will ALWAYS be so hard for me. I love and miss you so much. Please continue to look over all of us.
Until~~~~~~~~~~"

This tribute was added by Roxanne Baylor on 10th April 2014

"As I opened my eyes yesterday morning
I looked up to heaven above
And whispered "Happy Birthday Daddy"
and sent you all my Love."

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 9th April 2014

"Happy Birthday Daddy,
Another year yet again, when will it ever ease our hearts? NEVER, mom was right, she told me it Never gets any easier Debbie. Please know how much ALL of your children love and miss you.
Happy 83rd young Birthday Daddy
Daddy's girl"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 9th April 2013

"Happy Birthday dad. You already know how much we all love you & miss you. We will be together one day. Oh what I would give to hold you, hug you, kiss you, hear your voice. Just one more time Dad. In many ways I dont want this to be my reality. I love you more than I can ever express. You did good dad. You really did. I love you!!!!"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 9th April 2013

"Happy Birthday daddy! 82! I picture how handsome you would be, I miss you so terribly. Sure could have used your strength so many times dad, I'll never give up! Your kids forgave one another and are helping one another, I am going to marry David this year (I know you will be there) Sandy needs your strong arms as does Lori and Vicky, Please help them with all their pain. Eternal Love dad"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 1st February 2013

"Where do I even begin! SO much going on with your kids. Please wrap your arms around our Sandy and your baby Lori! They so need your strength & guidance, but most of all your love. I kow you are happy for the rest of us, and David met his lady love who will become a Lewis. I know how proud and happy you are. I miss you so much"

This tribute was added by Roxanne Baylor on 5th August 2012

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMA!"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 4th August 2012

"Today is your day Mom. You made a huge impact on all your children's lifes. There isnt a day that goes by that one of your 8 children think of you. Life is hard and you were taken way too soon. If I hurt you over the years I beg for your forgiveness. I know we will see each other one day. Happy birthday mom I love you. Debbie has does great with the circumstances. I know u r proud of her!"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 4th August 2012

"Happy Birthday Mommy, 10 long years, I ache for you. My birthday will never be the same without you!! I hope you are healthy and happy momma. You are missed every second of everyday. I love you so much Happy Happy Birthday mommy!.
I'm sorry I failed you with our family~~~ I tried. I really tried!!!"

This tribute was added by Victoria Guadamuz on 10th April 2012

"Each year we come to this day with emotions hard to explain but knowing that you understand the words that come so hard to speak. You live always in our hearts and our love for you never fades."

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 9th April 2012

"A Very Happy Birthday Daddy!!!!! You sure are looking so handsome at a ripe young age of 81. I will always remember you telling us kids you were goiing to live to be 100. You didnt want to leave us but Mom missed you so much. We are at peace knowing you two are together!!!!Happy Birthday to the most handsome loving gentle man I will ever know."

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 9th April 2012

"Happy Birthday Dad. I feel pretty selfish for I really want "our" yesterdays back. People say you are in a better place, so why am I so sad. You would be 81 today. Gone but never forgotten. Oh dad we miss you badly. I love you and I know one day we will all be together. Happy Birthday dad!"

This tribute was added by Roxanne Baylor on 19th March 2012

"You are Missed beyond words.  Please watch over our Sandy.  All My Love #1"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 22nd January 2012

"I know Dad you worried so much that we would fall apart as a family after you & mom left this world. Please know we are all family no matter what. Some closer than others. No matter what we all will always miss having you with us. Some more than others. I love you and miss you both terribly! I love you!"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 22nd January 2012

"Hi Mom & Dad, There isnt a day that goes by that you are not in my heart and thoughts and prayers, So much has happened since you both left us, I reach for the phone often to update you! I quielty talk to you and tell you all. I know you watch over all of your kids, You are so missed adn loved by us all. We didnt fall apart Dad, You worried about this. Sandy will come around one day!. Hugs"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 25th December 2011

"A very Merry Christmas to my family in Heaven, I try so hard to carry on your legacy, It will NEVER be the same without you, those big beautiful blue eyes, the expression on your faces, the laughter, the love, Oh the love we all have for you!!!! I love you so much and will forever miss you
Daddys girl (Amen)!"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 25th December 2011

"Merry Christmas Mom & Dad. I know you are with each one of us kids. Oh how I miss you both so badly. Dad you made Christmas so spectacular for us kids. I celebrate with both of you in my heart and in my home. I love you both very much. Always, Your daughter Carlene"

This tribute was added by Victoria Guadamuz on 23rd November 2011

"8 years and it still feels like yesterday. Although I can not see you, hold your hand, or hear your laughter... you are always with me. Thank you for all the love and understanding and for blessing me with such loving siblings. You are never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 23rd November 2011

"8 YEARS!!!!!!! NO, daddy where has the time gone? I miss everything about you, I will cry for you everyday, I will smile when I think of you, your bright smile, your deep blue eyes, your jokes! This world is in so much chaos since it lost you. I love you so much
Daddys Girl #6"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 23rd November 2011

"I cried when you passed away. I still cry today. Although I loved you dearly, I couldn't make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove to me he only takes the best.

Keep this rose going for anyone in heaven that you've loved and lost - but never forgot
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This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 17th October 2011

"We all did it mom and dad. Thank you for placing your arms around the girls. I knew we never really lost you. You are always right by our sides. I love you Mom & Dad forever."

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 13th October 2011

"Thank you Mom & Dad. WE did it. We so totally did it! WE know you are holding hands and smiling bigger than ever right now. Thank you so much. I knew you were with Lori. I just knew it!"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 10th October 2011

"Well Mom & Dad Mike & Amy were married on the 8th. You were both there with me. It was such a happy and beautiful wedding. I love you both and miss you much!"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 8th October 2011

"I pray for your strength to help bring our girls home, please bring them home safely and allow us to start the much needed healing they need, we all need. God how I miss your knowledge, strength and courage you instilled in me."

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 2nd September 2011

"I am begging you to help me, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE! PLEASE let our girls come home to be with Lori and me. I give you my promise they will have a good happy healthy life. I need yu more then ever, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE. I always keep my promise's."

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 31st August 2011

"Just a reminder to tell you "thank-you" for giving me Carlene, Vicky, David, Lori and Roxanne and Johnny. What would I have done with out them. We are truly all blessed, as we will NEVER be alone. Family! I just love my family."

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 31st August 2011

"It's all coming to an end Dad & Mom, its been an extrememly hard 6 months. Our girls are scarred for life. It's not too late, please help me help them. I give you my promise they will be well taken care of and will be happy. Hugs & kisses from us all"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 28th August 2011

"Picked up our girls yesterday, we went out to visit the site they say they laid your tired bodies for eternal rest. I am not one to ask, but I really need your help. Please, stay with me, help us bring home our girls.
I love you both so much, and need you more then ever"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 17th August 2011

"Just missing you both so much. I really do miss you. I love you both!!!!"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 4th August 2011

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This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 4th August 2011

"Happy Birthday Mom, Today the world celebrates you and only you!I miss you so much, It will NEVER get easier, I know now this is true. I love you more then anything. Happy Birthday momma, eternal love."

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 27th July 2011

"Mama we sure miss you down here. We are all praying for you to be with Lori the first week of August. She needs dads strength. Please send your strength to her. Please I pray we so need you and dad."

This tribute was added by Victoria Guadamuz on 17th July 2011

"Mom, you know how deeply I miss you not just today but every single day. I sit in your chair, cook in your kitchen, sleep in your bed and feel your arms around me. I can only thank you for all the very special memories we created together and for all the love you covered me with."

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 17th July 2011

"Mom, I asked Debi to leave this message for me since I don't have internet. There isn't a minuet of a day that goes by that I don't feel your arms wrapped around me. I know it's a sign for August 4th. My girls and I miss you and love you more then you will ever know.Your baby#8"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 17th July 2011

"Mom,
Where do I begin? So much heartache, us girls have really needed you. I thank you, as we know you are with us. PLEASE I beg of you! Bring our girls home. I miss you so much! you have my eternal love"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 17th July 2011

"Our lives changed 9 years ago today Mama. I love you and pray you and Dad are holding one another forever now. Missing you in my life....I love you forever Mama."

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 14th July 2011

"I really miss you mama. Time kind of slowed down when we lost you. Then we lost Dad. Please come to me in a dream or show me a sigh. Please mama I need this so badly. I miss you so much and i love you forever!"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 7th July 2011

"I havent visited this memorial for a little bit but the void in my life is just as strong. Dad you have been on my mind so much lately. I miss you both and I love you. Till we are together...."

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 18th June 2011

"I won't be able to call you and tell you I love you, and that hurts so very much. While I miss you terribly, I know you are still with me. I write this through tears of pain and sorrow, but also through tears of love and hope. I will always love you"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 15th June 2011

"You had so many questions dad, many I could not answer, now I have many of the same questions. One day I will bring the answers to you. I miss you and your blue eyes and our many talks. I love you Dad!"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 15th May 2011

"Calling all angels to wrap yourselves around our Lori especially at this time in her life. Guide her, protect her and let her know she can do this."

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 8th May 2011

"Happy Mothers day momma, there isn't a day that goes by that you are not in my thoughts and my heart. I miss you so much. My life is not complete without you in it on a daily basis.
Eternal love momma"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 8th May 2011

"Happy Mothers Day Mom. Thank you for being the best mom possible to us kids. Thank you 4 all the memories of OH & CA. I miss you everyday. I love you with all my heart."

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 1st May 2011

"Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad. Today you are married 58 years. I say WOW! I wish I could be saying this to you in person or on the phone. I know you are both holding each others hands. GOD how you both are missed. I love you both so much and I miss you"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 1st May 2011

"Happy 58th Anniversary  
You always told us kids that you both would be together for ever! God granted you your wish!. You both are missed more then you know, it's true you are in heaven and we are left to mourn you, and miss you till we hurt."

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 24th April 2011

"Another Easter is here. I want to thank you both for all the years of memories of hidden eggs and Easter baskets. I remember the "one" egg we could never find too. Rest in peace Mom & Dad I love you with of my heart and soul."

This tribute was added by Lori Rangel-Lewis on 17th April 2011

"Vicky is not near a computer & asked me to say... My dear Brother, there is not a day that goes by that U are not with me. I'm thankful for all the times we shared & the many memories made! Missing U and loving U always! Vicky"

This tribute was added by Lori Rangel-Lewis on 16th April 2011

"Dear Uncle Johnny, I remember when I was a baby U'd throw me up in the air & catch me,while Momma held her breath!U got to hold me when I was just 10 days old.Momma has the picture.U were so afraid U would break me,cuz I was so fragile! Love Amanda"

This tribute was added by Lori Rangel-Lewis on 16th April 2011

"Although I never met U, I feel like I know U. Momma has shared so much about U w/me. She even named me after U & I'm SO PROUD of it! I don't know U, but I love U! Thank U for being my Mommy's Big Brother! Love, Gabrielle Jonae Rangel"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 16th April 2011

"My dearest big brother Johnny I know without a doubt you are in our parents arms. I miss you so much and wish I could see you one more time. Happy Birthday Johnny I love you so much and I miss you!"

This tribute was added by Lori Rangel-Lewis on 16th April 2011

"I named my Baby Girl after U Johnny!Had a very rough pregnancy w/her.Thats why I named her GABRIELLE.Its the male version of "Strong & Mighty like GOD",her middle name is after U.It's the Female Version of Johnny, its JONAE,pronounce in French!She is"

This tribute was added by Lori Rangel-Lewis on 16th April 2011

"Happy Birthday Brother John, Its been so long, but then again feels like yesterday. U have filled my life w/so many sweet memories! I love U & I miss U ever so much. Thank U GOD, for blessing me with my loving Brother John. I am forever grateful!"

This tribute was added by Lori Rangel-Lewis on 9th April 2011

"Dear BopPop, Happy B-day! I wish I could be with U on this FANTABULOUS DAY! I love U & I miss U! I wish I could still be with U as I am growing up,but at least,I do remember U! Love & Hugs, Gabby"

This tribute was added by Lori Rangel-Lewis on 9th April 2011

"Manna had a busy day,so she asked me to tell you...That she loves and misses U very much!She cherrishes all the time U spent with her,she learned alot from U Dad!Thanx 4her Special Cabinet,just for her!Now 16,she's still Ur LittlePoopSock Daddy!"

This tribute was added by David Lewis on 9th April 2011

"I remember as a child walking next to you looking up and holding one finger of yours with my small hand. I wished that one day i would be just like you. Today as i walk you walk within me. That wish was the best wish of my life Dad.Thank you for stay"

This tribute was added by Lori Rangel-Lewis on 9th April 2011

"Dearest Father,
Today, we celebrate your birthday, once again! Its difficult for us, without you beside us, but we will always cherish this day! Momma, please kiss Dads cheek for me and tell him its from his Baby Girl. I sure love U Daddy!"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Orloff on 9th April 2011

"Happy Birthday Grandpa. Your in my everyday thoughts and my dreams. I love and miss you so much. I will see you again someday. Hope you and Grandma do something special for your day. I love you both with my entire heart."

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 9th April 2011

"This is not a sad day for me daddy, this was a day in history 80 years ago! What saddens me is I miss you, I miss our daily talks, your smile, your warm hugs, your laughter, your encouraging words to me, your LOVE. I miss you daddy."

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 9th April 2011

"Dad,
Today 80 years ago, angels brought you into this world, a head full of jet black hair and the bluest of blue eyes that shined and sparkled. You leave behind a legacy in your children. We will stand together, strong, united!"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 9th April 2011

"OMG, Happy Birthday to my Hero Daddy
Happy Birthday to my Hero Daddy
Happy Birthday to my Hero Daddy
Happy Birthday to you
Eternal love, Daddy's Girl"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 8th April 2011

"Happy Birthday Dad I know you know how much I miss you. I wish I were talking to you instead of this tribute site. Life isn't fair these days.  I promise to always remember our fun loving moments. Happy Birthday Dad I love you!!!"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 8th April 2011

"My father is gone but my love for him remains
I know he looks down on me from above and yet I'm still sad
He shall never truly be gone but I miss him still the same
I love him, my dad"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 5th April 2011

"GOD can you please take a rest and maybe visit with some of your other angels? I so need my mama and my dad to come see me. I just cannot take this much longer. I need you Mom & Dad!!!!"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 30th March 2011

"Thank you for placing your arms around Vicky today during her heart procedure. Now Shirliza is in labor and gonna bring in another precious child to this world. Please send your angels to kiss your children tonight. I love you both and I miss you"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 22nd March 2011

"Johnny you have been on my mind a lot lately. Instead of crying for losing you or getting mad I really focus on our times together. I still have embedded in my mind the very last time I saw you and spent time with you. I Love & miss you Johnny!"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 21st March 2011

"As you know Lori was abkle to go home today. Please continue to guide her in making the right decisions. She is one lost little girl.Eternal love Debbie"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 16th March 2011

"You both must be so proud of your children. We are one dad and mom. When it comes down to it we will stand beside each other. I love my family with all my heart. Please continue to watch over our Lori, she will need all of our support. We love you!!"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 11th March 2011

"I so need to talk to you Mom & Dad, as I sit here with tears falling from my eyes. Dad you always had the answers for me. Why did you have to leave us?"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 8th March 2011

"So turning another year older has been memorable to me. Debbie & I had the most wonderful vacation together, we talked each others ears off and laughed, we worked out, and walked and laughed so much!!! I know with all my heart you & Mom both and Johnny too were watching over us. GOD how I miss you all. I love you past all the heavens and stars."

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 8th March 2011

"Today is our Carlene's birthday, gosh we are blessed you gave her to us, what you see is what you get. no bullcrap! Another perfect vacation together, more wonderful memories. There is so much I wish to share with you.I do ask of you to please make this the year for our baby Lori, help her,guide her,give her the strength & help she so desperatley needs.
Eternal love.
Daddysgirl"

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 22nd February 2011

"Good Morning Dad & Mom,
I know its been awhile since you last heard from me. I try and cope each and everyday with loosing you. I have wonderful memories but some of my memories I have to push way deep inside of me. Some get the best of me. The other day I was driving home and I knew what I was about to do to myself, but I did it. I played "Red Sovine" and cried the entire way home.
I love you!!"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 20th February 2011

"Oh how I miss you Mom & Dad. So much!"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 14th February 2011

"Happy Valentine's Day Mom & Dad. You are always in my heart every moment every day. I want you to know that I love you in every way! Always & Forever, Your daugther, Carlene"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 3rd February 2011

"Its been rough already this morning Mom & Dad. I dont understand certain people. I dont think I ever will. Please wraps your arms around Heather & her unborn today. Debbie & I will be seeing one another in 23 days. 8 days of Debbie & Carlene OH MY!!! The fun we are going to have. I miss you both so much. Love always Carlene"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 25th January 2011

"32 days Mom & Dad until Debbie & I will be vacationing together again. Oh yes you can bet we will both be talking up a storm. You are always in our hearts every day. It will be hard not coming home to tell you about it but then you will be watching over us. Wrap your arms around us we miss you both so much."

This tribute was added by Debbie Schletter on 22nd January 2011

"Somedays are harder than others, I long for your wisdom, so much to share, so much has happened. We are all ok, just like you said we would be. Dad you have been in my dreams a lot lately are you trying to tell me something? Mom I miss your smile. I miss your laughter. Thank you for sharing your most treasured love of Elvis with me. I knew first hand what he did to you.
I love you both forever"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 22nd January 2011

"Well here we are Mom & Dad entering another new year. Yes we will live each and every day and we will finish out what we were brought here to do; raising our families working every day and celebrating birthdays and holidays; but we all now carry with us this void in our everyday lives.  Oh how we yearn to hear you laugh & to hold you and say we love you!"

This tribute was added by Carlene Orloff on 9th January 2011

"This memorial site is dedicated to our parents John & Shirley Lewis. Your children Roxanne, Debbie, Dave, Vicky, Lori & Carlene all love you and miss you every day!"


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