Born: October 01, 1935
Died: October 27, 2013
Lewis H. Lane, 78, Vincennes, passed away Sunday October 27, 2013 at his residence. Lewis was born on October 1, 1935 in southern Knox County to Adron and Thelma (Lowe) Lane. He graduated from Decker High School in May 1953 and joined the U.S. Navy in December of that year and proudly served until October 1957. In later years, he felt proud to serve on the All-Weather Firing Squad. He held memberships in the American Legion, VFW, and 40 et 8 clubs. As a young man, he played baseball, basketball, and was known throughout the area for his ability to find mushrooms in the spring of the year. He also enjoyed deer hunting with his sons. On March 3, 1957, he married Wanda (Fidler) Lane and they made their life together for more than 50 years. Together, they raised two sons, Rocky L. Lane and Eric M. Lane and his wife Kim. He was a devoted grandparent to Joshua M. Lane and his wife Claire, Zachary M. Lane, and Garrett M. Lane. He especially enjoyed watching his grandsons play sports until his health kept him at home. He had worked for Packaging Corp. of American, Hendrixson Construction, and retired from Local Union #143 as a Cement Mason. He later worked as a security guard for Futaba Indiana of America.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda; their sons, Rocky and Eric of Vincennes; grandsons Joshua of Carmel, IN, Zachary and Garrett of Vincennes; one brother Delbert R. Lane and his wife Sue of Quincy, IL; and adopted sister, Judy Lane Kellams and her husband Harold of Springfield, IL; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and uncle Wendell Beard and his wife Betty of Vincennes.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and two sisters; also leaves behind best friend, his dog Gabby.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday October 30, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Funeral services will be held on Thursday October 31, 2013 at 12:00 PM also at the funeral home with Lewis’ nephew Rev. Cody Parman of Marietta, OH officiating and burial following at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Good Samaritan Hospice who took such great care of him. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.