Lewis Ellery Sack
December 20, 1921-October 11, 2019
Lewis Ellery Sack, 97, of Osceola, passed away Oct. 11, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in Osceola.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the United Methodist Church in Osceola, with Rev. Teri Lucas officiating and Rev. Daniel Evertson scripture reading and obituary, with military rites by Osceola Legion Post #91. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Organist will be Carita Willits. Soloist will be Mary Nelson singing "Amazing Grace" and "The Lord's Prayer." Pallbearers will be Rob Davidson, Todd Davidson, Mick Porter, Tony Porter, Scott Koertner, Kirk Evertson, Chad Kuzel, and Greg Richmond. Interment will be in the Blue Valley Cemetery in Surprise.
Lewis was born Dec. 20, 1921, in Surprise, to Albert L. and Esther Gladys (Way) Sack. He attended kindergarten in Lincoln, District 40 elementary school in Butler County, and graduated from Surprise High School in 1939. He was a member of the Surprise basketball team Class D State runner-up.
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He was united in marriage on June 6, 1942, to Thelma Lois Mumaw in Sycamore, Illinois. To this union four daughters were born. Lewis served in the United States Army for four years from Oct. 8, 1942 to May of 1946.
After returning from the service, the family lived in Surprise until 1955 when they moved to Indiana where Lewis was a milk distributor for Dean's Milk out of Chicago. They returned to the farm in Surprise in 1958. Lewis continued farming, doing custom work while he and his wife also owned and operated a Dairy Sweet drive-in at Rising City. In 1969, Lewis worked as a manager at two fast food drive-ins in Lincoln and later in Council Bluffs and Omaha. In retirement he managed elderly housing for Seldin Co. in Omaha and Columbus for five years, and later worked two part time jobs as a security guard for American Security and Investigations, and delivery driver for a dental lab in Omaha. He retired from these jobs at the age of 91 in 2013, and moved to Osceola in October of 2015 where he resided until his passing.
He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.
Survivors include three daughters: JoAnn Koertner of Kimball, Mary Davidson of Osceola, Susan (Alan) Porter of Chester; son-in-law, Doug Nickell of Lincoln; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma who passed away Dec. 4, 1972; parents, Albert and Esther Sack; daughter, Patricia Nickell; two sons-in-law, Leonard Davidson and Jerry Koertner.