John  Lewandowski


John A. Lewandowski, 76, of Washington, passed away Saturday morning at Daviess Community Hospital. He was born Oct. 19, 1942, in Northfield, Minnesota, to Jeanette A. (Rasmussen) and Alphonse J. Lewandowski. He attended Northfield High School. He married Shirley (Frerich) Lewandowski in Little Falls, Minnesota, June 29, 1963.
He started his work career at Malt-O-Meal in Northfield. His career later led him to be a superintendent in the poultry business at Tony Downs in Huntingburg, Indiana. He then worked at Jerome Foods in Barron, Wisconsin. He retired as a superintendent from Perdue Processing Plant in Washington, Indiana. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church and American Legion. John enjoyed spending his time gardening, fishing, country living, and most importantly spending time telling stories with family and friends at his shed drinking cold Busch Light. His love for his devoted late wife, kids, and grandkids was something that was never questioned.
John is survived by his sons, Mike (Amy) Lewandowski of Washington, Matthew (Jessica) Lewandowski of Washington, Mitchell (Becky) Lewandowski of Plymouth, Indiana; daughters, Michelle (Steve) Potoczky of Plymouth, Mandi Jo Lewandowski of Washington, Cathy (Dave) Krostue of Fisher, Minnesota; grandchildren Brett Lewandowski, Nicole Lewandowski, Shaleigh (Jordan) Bouchie, Jonas Lewandowski, Jen (Ryan) Maure, Joe (Ashley) Potoczky, Brandon (Lindsay) Garland, Brianna (James) Letsinger, Kori (Conner) Hudnall, Andy Garland, Chase Lewandowski, Presley Lewandowski, Mayce Lewandowski, Hayle Lewandowski, Jonny Noble, Hannah Reed, Gunner Lewandowski, Gaven Bledsoe, Gracie Lewandowksi, Samantha (James) McBain, Josh (Nicole) Krostue, Katie (Cody) Johnson; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters Mary Jane (Mick) Lindberg of Rochester, Minnesota, Kathy (Larry) DeMars of Maple Lake, Minnesota; brother Kenny (Sharon) Lewandowski of Lakeville, Minnesota. Preceding him in death are his wife, Shirley Lewandowski; his parents; son Mark Lewandowski; and brother, Joe Lewandowski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Washington, with Rev. Paul Ferguson as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Washington. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel, 620 E. Viola Ave., Washington. Condolences may be sent to the family online at Memorial donations may be given to Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.
Published on May 13, 2019
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3 posts

June (Armstrong) Bluhm
May 15, 2019
I am saddened to hear of Uncle John's passing. I will always remember his stories and how he'd make everyone around him laugh at the family reunions. Oh gosh it must be 30 years ago or so he gave Tony and I a poultry knife at the family get together. We thought that was so great and still have it to this day! Our thoughts and prayers are with my Lewandowski cousins. May God Bless - June
Kathy Braunecker
May 14, 2019
Sorry of your lost We loved John he was Kevin's hero .We lose all the good hearted men .I lost Kevin in 2010 an it feels like yesterday . So you have my sympathy love you Kathy Braunecker
Renee Lekatz
May 14, 2019
Uncle John you will be greatly missed. We will always carry many great memories of your story's and of course yodling at the family reunions. Prayers to the Lewandowski family.