THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Dr. Randall W. Lewis
Dr. Randall William Lewis, 60, passed away Tuesday, April 8.
Born to Lyle and Marcella (Rechtzigel) Lewis July 15, 1953, he struggled most of his life with gradual loss of muscle strength due to a neuromuscular disorder. His strength, perseverance and courage made up for the physical deficits he faced every day. He attended St. Olaf College and completed undergraduate studies. While attending the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Mo., he received a medical degree and also became a pilot.
As an intern in a hospital in Wauwatosa, he met his future wife, Beth, a nurse, and they married in 1983. They moved to northeast Wisconsin and founded and co-owned the Crivitz Medical Clinic, followed by Family Care Medical Clinic in Marinette a few years later. They were blessed with a son, Timothy in 1987.
He was a compassionate, devoted physician who took time to listen and treated patients and everyone he met with dignity and respect. Although his body failed him, his faith, determination and quick wit did not. When he was not able to practice medicine, he retired and enrolled in law school to keep his mind sharp. He will be missed by his family and friends who were always there for him and his puppy, "Archie".
He is survived by his mother, Marcy Lewis, of Seattle, Wa.; his wife of 30 years, Beth; a son, Timothy (Christina Wolf), of Minneapolis, Mn.; a brother and friend, Kirby Kallas-Lewis, of Seattle, Wa.; a sister-in-law, Lucy (Andrew) Bartelt; three nieces; a nephew and two great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, close companion and fishing partner, Lyle E. Lewis.
An open house for family and friends was held on Monday, April 14 at their home from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., concluding with a brief meditation by his brother-in-law, Rev. Dr. Andrew Bartelt. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Donations can be made to Doctors Without Borders (doctorswithoutborders.org) or a charity of ones choice.