MILLER ó Ernie R. Lewellen, 77, of Miller, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Center in Miller.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, with a 5 p.m. prayer service all at Rembold Funeral Home in St. Lawrence.
Ernest Rodney Lewellen was born July 3, 1935, at Miller to Willard and Margaret Lewellen.
He married Alona Anderson on Oct. 15, 1960, in Bruce. They lived in Bird Island, Minn., for one year then moved to Miller. He worked for M&M Tire Shop and then he went to work at Scherr Implement. He owned Ernie and Sonís Tire and later sold it to Midwest Tire and remained on as the manager. After Midwest Tire closed he went to work at Stobbs Sales until joining the Hand County Courthouse as a maintenance man until he retired in 1997.
He was a volunteer firefighter for 18 years. He enjoyed wood working and playing cards.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alona; three children, Rodney (Michele) Lewellen of Sioux Falls, Bill (Nancy) Lewellen of Miller, and Dawn (David) Peterman of Miller; and nine grandchildren; one sister, Darla Welk of Miller; and a brother, Greg Lewellen of Burnsville Minn.
He was preceeded in death by his parents.For the complete article see the 01-23-2013 issue.
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