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Obituaries from the week of November 29, 2006



Lewis C. Sheets Sr., 79

Lewis C. Sheets Sr. age 79 of Tracy passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2006 at the Tracy Hospital. Memorial services were held Sunday, November 26, at 1:00 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home. There will be a private family interment at a later date. The Walnut Grove Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Lewis C. Sheets Sr. was born December 2, 1926 in Ghent, MN to Lester & Viola (Finnel) Sheets. He attended school in Tracy, MN. After his schooling, Lewis served in the United States Navy during WWII. While in the service, Lewis was united in marriage to Lana Honeycutt on June 17, 1945 in Seattle, WA. After his honorable discharge, Lewis returned to the Tracy area. He worked various jobs. Lewis enjoyed fishing, working in his shop, hauling iron, and collecting various items. He greatly enjoyed working with his sons, and loved spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.

Lewis is survived by his wife Lana of 61 years; children: Lewis Jr. and wife Betty of Mesa, AZ, Sherman and wife Becky of Staples, Linda Benson and husband Charles of Walnut Grove, Kenny and wife Doris of Tracy, Bruce of Tracy, Lester of Rockford, and Lee of Cottonwood; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings: Elaine Ross of Tracy, Alma Mammenga of Staples, Dale (Barbara) Sheets of Champlain, and Charlotte (Erv) Erickson of LaCrosse, WI; and many other relatives and friends.

Lewis is preceded in death by his parents and stepmother Babe.