Lewis Ellery Sack, age 97, of Osceola, Nebraska, passed away October 11, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society in Osceola, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Osceola with Pastor Teri Lucas officiating and Pastor 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 at Surprise.
Lewis was born December 20, 1921 at Surprise, Nebraska 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 and was a member of the Surprise basketball team Class D State runner-up.
He was united in marriage on June 6, 1942 to Thelma Lois Mumaw at Sycamore, Illinois. To this union four daughters were born. Lewis served in the United States Army for four years from October 8th 1942 to May of 1946.
After returning from the service the family lived in Surprise until 1955 when the family 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 inn at Rising City. In 1969 Lewis worked as a manager at two fast food drive inn 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 December 4, 1972; parents Albert and Esther Sack; daughter Patricia Nickell; two sons-in-law Leonard Davidson and Jerry Koertner.
Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg has been entrusted with arrangements.
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