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Victor D. Lewis Sr.

November 28, 1943 — May 20, 2023

Victor Dean Lewis, Sr. age 79, of Columbia City, IN, ran into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, May 20, 2023, surrounded by family at Parkview Hospital, Columbia City. Born November 28, 1943, in Portland, IN, he was the son of James M. Lewis and Edith Dorothy (Stipp) Lewis.

Victor attended Muncie Central High School and graduated with the Class of 1961. He then attended Ball State University. On May 3rd, 1964, he married the love of his life Carolyn Stine Lewis in Muncie, IN. Everyone acquainted with Victor was a witness to his love and dedication to his family and friends. He grew up going to the lakes every summer where he loved boating, fishing, and water skiing.

Victor enjoyed taking trips with his family to their time share at Liki Tiki, just four miles from Disney World. He loved traveling, thanks to his children’s influence. They took family trips to Hong Kong (where his son lived for a while), China and the Great Wall, Hawaii, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, Curacao, Bali Indonesia, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Opryland, multiple trips to Disney World, and best of all the Disney Boat. Victor especially loved the Royal Caribbean cruise where the orchestra would serenade him and Carolyn with Moon River over dinner.

Victor worked for 30 years at General Motors and retired in 1995 to Big Barbee Lake, before moving to Columbia City in 2001. In Columbia City he worked 23 years for Three Birds Casual, where he was a jack of all trades. He was a member of Industry Evangelical United Brethren Church, Avondale Sympathy Club (both in Muncie), and his beloved Community of Hope Grace Brethren Church, Columbia City, where he gave his life to Jesus. Victor dearly loved attending all of the YMCA and high school swim meets of his grandchildren, Telly, Charlie, Sammy, and Lucy Sue, cheering loudly, thinking they could hear him. Victor equally loved the basketball games of his grandson James and vocal recitals for granddaughter Isabella at Sweetwater.

Victor is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Carolyn S. Lewis; children Kimberly Renee (Tad) Varga, and Victor D. (Rianna) Lewis, Jr.; grandchildren Telly Varga, Charlie Varga, Sammy Varga, Lucy Varga, James Victor Lewis, and Isabella Lewis; siblings Romana (Phillip) Swinhart, Patricia (Tom) Webb, and Sandra Lewis.  He was preceded in death by his parents and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday May 25, 2023, at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with calling two hours prior.

Visitation will also be from 11:00-1:00 on Friday May 26, 2023, at Meeks Mortuary, 415 East Washington Street, Muncie.

A graveside service will follow at 2:00 pm at Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie

Memorial donations may be given in memory to Community of Hope Church, to aid in growing the Kingdom of God.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

DeMoney - Grimes Funeral Home (Columbia City)

600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725

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Friday, May 26, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Friday, May 26, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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