Fred Lewandowski
1930 - 2013
August 8, 1930
April 10, 2013
ANSLEY – Fred A. Lewandowski, 82, of Ansley, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Grand Island Veterans Home in Grand Island.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Marty Egging will officiate. Inurnment will be at 1 p.m. at the Arcadia Cemetery in Arcadia, with graveside military honors by American Legion Post 48 of Loup City.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, with a 6 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Lewandowski was born Aug. 8, 1930, on his grandmother's farm, northeast of Loup City, the son of Anton and Sophie (Rewolinski) Lewandowski.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Omaha; six sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Marge Gross of Aurora, Al and Deb Gross of Grand Island, Pat Lewandowski of Ansley, Martin and Julie Lewandowski of Lincoln, Tony Lewandowski of Ansley and Roger Lewandowski of Omaha; and a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Blake Wilson of Omaha; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Esther Kaminski of Omaha, Donette and Douglas Holcomb of Arcadia, Margie and Richard Larimer of Billings, Mont., and Bud Owens of Arcadia; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Dale and Marge Lewandowski and Charlene Lewandowski, all of Loup City; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Fred attended several country schools and St. Josaphats's parochial school and graduated from Loup City High School in 1948. Growing up, Fred was active in sports, 4-H and FFA. He received numerous awards in 4-H with his livestock, competing at the State Fair with his sheep and in the tractor driving contest. He also played Legion baseball and Loup City town team baseball for many years. After graduating from high school, he farmed with his father and then as a magazine salesman in several states.

He served in the United States Army from February 1952 to November 1953 during the Korean War. He received numerous medals, including two Bronze Stars. Upon his discharge, he returned to farming and attended Veterans agriculture classes in Loup City. He was united in marriage to Marilyn A. Parker on Oct. 10, 1958, at Ord. The couple farmed in the Mason City area until 1977, when they moved to Ansley. He then worked for Gary Smith Construction until his retirement. He moved to the Grand Island Veterans Home in March 2009, where he lived the rest of his life.

The family wishes to thank the Veterans Home staff for their excellent care.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 48 of Loup City. Fred enjoyed golfing and loved playing ball with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Evelyn Janulewicz, Rozella Silver, Harriet Polski and Mary Ann Owens; and one brother, Carl Lewandowski.

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Published by The Grand Island Independent on Apr. 12, 2013.
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Marilyn, Lisa and boys,
I am so sorry to hear of Fred passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

God Bless
Emma Howard Whitaker
April 17, 2013
Lisa and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our prayers.
Krystal Peteler and Damien
April 16, 2013
Our sincere sympathy to Fred's family for your loss. We have fond memories of Fred and know how much he will be missed by his family and all who knew him.
Gary & Cheryl Moody
April 15, 2013
Sending our thoughts and prayers to all the family.
Chris Beall
April 14, 2013
Losing one's husband can cause a loneliness unlike any other, but having your children near will help ease the difficulty of the days ahead.
With your fortiude and courage I am sure you will adjust to your new situation. I know you are grateful for the many happy years you shared with Fred.
Cousin Jim (Rewolinski) Revell
April 14, 2013
Roger and Austin,
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prayers.
The Bartlings
April 14, 2013
Mike and Margie, we are saddened for you on the loss of your father and grandfather. We are thinking of you.
Jim and Kathy Leschinsky
April 13, 2013
I will always remember fred as being a hard worker,always so kind you are in my thought and prays..
Kim Rynearson
April 13, 2013
Marilyn & family, Our sympathy goes out to you & your family with the loss of Fred. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Buster & RaeJean
April 13, 2013
Lisa and Lewandowski Family -
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mary McGuire
April 11, 2013
My sympathies go out to your entire family during this time of loss. Fred was a great man and I know he loved his family very much.
Kristi Miller Robison
April 11, 2013
We will always remember Fred as a friendly man always with a smile on his face.
Rod and Sharon Marsh
April 11, 2013