Obit: Lewis, Darol D. (1931 - 2010)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Lewis, Warner, Reber, Sill, Bjerke, Heck,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark
Co., WI.) June 9, 2010
Lewis, Darol D. (19 January 1931 - 5 June
Darol Lewis, 79, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the
Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Darol was born Jan. 19, 1931, in Augusta, on the
home farm, the son of William and Nana (Warner) Lewis. He
attended country school at age four (a year early) to help his
five-year-old brother, ill with diabetes, walk the four miles every
day. After eight years he attended four years of high school,
graduating at Augusta in 1948. After school he continued to
farm with his parents due to their ill health. In 1955 he
married Margaret Reber at Neillsville and in 1958 they purchased
her father’s farm in the Town of Grant. After farming
over 40 years, Darol was injured in the barn, forcing the sale of
the farm due to the illness of his diabetes. From there,
Darol and Margaret moved to Glenn Short’s house on USH 10,
and Darol worked for his beloved friend, Benny Heck in Christie and
also for Steve Short’s farm. In 2003, Darol and
Margaret moved to Neillsville, as he was becoming more ill and
couldn’t work any longer. In 2005, after being
hospitalized for three months, he entered the Memorial Nursing
He loved farming, planting, harvesting and when baby
calves were born. He especially loved his two older
John Deere antique tractors and always said, "John Deere was the
He was a loving husband, father, granddad and
great-granddad. He was very proud of his four sons and so
happy when they and grandkids came to visit and tell him what they
Darol is survived by two sons, Todd (Sue) Lewis of
Granton, and Bradley (Bernadette) of Neillsville; a
daughter-in-law, Marcia Lewis of Neillsville; six grandkids, Pamela (Scott) Sill, Joshua, Craig, Travis, Amanda and Courtney; two
step-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Tayler Sill and
great-grandchildren, Alexis, Makayla and Benjamin Sill and Conner
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; two
sons, David and Glen; his parents: three brothers, Dale, David and
Dean and a sister Clara Dawn.
Funeral services for Darol will be held at 11 a.m.
Thursday June 10, 2010, at the Gesche Funeral Home in
Neillsville. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate.
Interment will be in the Town of Grant Cemetery. Visitation
will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Thursday at the funeral home.