Robert W. Lewison

Robert W. "Bob" Lewison, 45, of Vermillion, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at Sanford Vermillion Hospital under hospice care.

Robert was born April 14, 1964 in Viborg. He grew up in the Wakonda and Vermillion areas. He graduated from Vermillion High School in 1983. He then attended Mitchell Vo-Tech graduating in 1984 with a degree in meat cutting. He was employed by various butcher shops and grocery stores. 

Robert also enjoyed working on the farm. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed reading western novels. Robert was generous and kind with a quiet nature yet very caring and compassionate with his family and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia; grandparents, Cleon and Stella Withers and Iva and Lyman Lewison; also an uncle, Clifford Withers.

The family he loved includes his father, Stanley, of Vermillion; a brother, Chad (Lisa) of Canton; four sisters, twin sister Beth Lewison, of Vermillion, Nichole Lewison, of Vermillion, Tricia (Cory) Heien of Pierre, and Lynn (Jeremi) Cowman of Harrisburg; also eight nieces and nephews. 

Memorial services were 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the United Church of Christ in Vermillion. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date.

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