Karl V. Lewis
March 21, 1936 – November 2, 2018
Karl V. Lewis was born March 21, 1936 in American Fork, Utah to Reuben James Lewis & Rita Victoria Petersen. He passed away at age 82 in Palm Bay, Florida on November 2, 2018 from a heart attack due to long-term health problems.
Karl married Rosemary Morell in 1953. They later divorced, but together they had their son, Brad. Karl later married Merlene Montague in 1965. They lived for many years in Orem, Utah, where they raised two daughters, Lynda and Dianne.
Karl served in the United States Navy until 1960, when he was honorably discharged after receiving several awards, including a Good Conduct Medal. He developed a strong work ethic when he was young and took great pride in a job well done. He was not afraid of hard work or long hours and always gave more than what was expected. Karl was employed for many years at Hercules, Inc. in Magna, Utah, and with his wife, ran a successful business before retiring and moving to Florida.
Karl was the youngest child in the family and was preceded in death by his parents & his stepfather, Charles Zufelt, as well as his siblings: Donna Brumbelow, Kenneth and Dean Lewis, and many relatives, friends, and beloved pets. Karl loved to reminisce and repeat family stories, often mentioning how precious these memories were to him. Sadly, in his later years, his health robbed him of his precious recollections. While we mourn his passing, we are grateful that what was taken from him has been restored, and that his pain has ended.
Karl’s best and greatest legacy is his family. He is survived by his wife, Merlene, of Florida, a son, Brad (Jody) Benson, of Utah, daughters, Lynda (Stephen) Buffat, of Missouri, and Dianne (Ray) Swapp of Florida. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Tory Seber, B.J Benson, Charlee Linford, Aimee Collings, Michael, Christopher, and Andrew Buffat, as well as many great-grandchildren.
Karl V. Lewis
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