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Theodore Lewison

December 25, 1927 — March 11, 2014

Theodore Lewison

Ted Lewison, 86, of Forest City died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Memorial Services will be held 10:30 A.M. Friday, March 14, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Rev. Rod Hopp officiating.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-7 P.M. Thursday (March 13, 2014) at Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 North Clark St. and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Inurnment will be held in Oakland Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alzheimer's Association, and Muse Norris Hospice.

Ted Lewison was born December 25, 1927 to L. T. and Irene (Duea) Lewison in Story City. He served in the United States Marine Corps from August 27, 1946 until December 5, 1952 when he was honorably discharged. He furthered his education at Waldorf College graduating with a Liberal Arts Degree in 1952. He was united in marriage to Alice Bartleson on September 4, 1951 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Forest City. Ted worked for Hanson Furniture and Funeral Home for many years. He retired from Winnebago in the Stitchcraft division after 21 years. Ted enjoyed wood carving, fishing, their cabin in Minnesota, and cooking. Above all else, Ted enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, serving as an usher and on the church council. He also served as a Boy Scout leader. Ted was a wonderful caregiver for his in-laws and brother-in-law, Rich, for many years. Ted will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Alice, of Forest City, Daughter: Jill (Randy) Nedved of Garner and their children: Sara (Dan) Allen and son, Hudson, of Clear Lake, Keri (Gus) Byom and children Clay, Kailyn and Camren of Garner, Will Nedved of Los Angeles, CA, Kate (Brian) Irving and daughter, Quinn, of Oradell, NJ, Blake (Ashley) Nedved of West Des Moines; Daughter: Julie (Jon) Nordaas of Manchester, and their children: Lindsey Nordaas of Iowa City and Jake Nordaas of Des Moines; Son: Jeff (Deena) Lewison of Forest City, and their children: Zach Lewison of Mason City, Alec (Nicole) Lewison of Eielson AFB, AK, and Molly Lewison of Forest City; Sister: Helen (Bob) Peterson of Charles City; brother: Paul (Verna) Lewison of Anamosa; sister-in-law: Norma (Dennis) Hillesland of Spring Valley, MN, brother-in-law: Gus (JoAnn) Bartleson of Forest City, sister-in-law: Eunice (Mel) McCarthy of Kellogg and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents L.T. and Irene (Duea) Lewison, son, Jay, in 1981, father- and mother-in-law, George and Myrtle Bartleson and brother in-law, Richard Bartleson.
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