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Ernest A. Lewandowski


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Ernest A. Lewandowski Obituary
Ernest A. Lewandowski 1928—2018
Ernest A. Lewandowski, 90, of Rockford, passed away September 5, 2018. Born May 13, 1928, in Ashton, NE; he was the son of Alexander and Mary (Rewolinski) Lewandowski. He married Clarice Kirby on January 30, 1954, in Grand Island, NE. A U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, Ernie was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He retired from Nicor after 28 years. A devoted father and family man, he enjoyed fishing, sports and making rosaries. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Clarice Lewandowski; children, Marilyn (Claude) Horsman, Sharon (Rodney) Johnson, Pamela (Patrick) Barkdoll, James (Rachel) Lewandowski and Brenda (Jeff) Ramsby; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sister Agnes Lewandowski, Phyllis Spanel and Louise Dietz. He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Anna Barkdoll; brothers, Hank, Dennis and Leonard Lewandowski; and sister, Loretta Duester.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2018, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2400 Bell Avenue, Rockford. Visitation 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 9, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 3910 N. Rockton Avenue, Riverside Chapel, Rockford. Visitation also from 9 a.m. Monday, September 10, until time of service at the church. Entombment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Winnebago. Online condolences may be submitted at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Sept. 7 to Sept. 9, 2018
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