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   Roxie Marie (Winkler) Lewis

   January 1, 1939 – July 11,2024



With her sons by her side, Roxie Marie (Winkler) Lewis, age 85, experienced earthly death on July 11, 2024, having been fortified by the Sacraments of the Church and surrounded by much prayer and love.


Roxie was born on January 1, 1939, in Petersburg, NE, to Henry and Helen Winkler.  She graduated from Petersburg St. John High School with the class of 1956.  She then attended St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Lincoln, NE, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1959.  She married Terry Lewis on April 28, 1962, and they were blessed with two sons, Thomas and Ryan, who they raised on the Lewis Family Farm east of Valley, NE.  She loved Jesus Christ, was close to His Mother Mary, and deeply held her Catholic faith.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a second mom to her siblings, an exceptional nurse, and extremely loyal to family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry; her parents; her brothers, Larry Winkler and Terry Winkler; her sister, Leah Pittenger; and her in-laws Clarence and Iona Lewis.


She is survived by son, Dr. Tom Lewis and wife Tonya; grandsons, Jacob and Tyler Lewis, and granddaughter Morgan Lewis; and by son, Rev. Ryan Lewis; her brother, Don Winkler (Shirley); her sister, Sheila Winkler (Leroy Henderson); many nieces, nephews and friends.


VISITATION: Friday, July 19th from 6:00 to 7:30p.m., with a presentation from the Nebraska Nurse Honor Guard at 7:30, followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic Church, 5419 N. 114 Street, Omaha, NE 68164.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:  Saturday July 20th at 10:30am., St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic Church.

Interment: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Elkhorn.


Memorials are suggested to Mt. Michael Benedictine Abbey, 22520 Mt. Michael Road, Elkhorn, NE, 68022


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