Chuck Lewis March 25, 1934 - Jan. 28, 2020

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SEELEY LAKE - Charles "Chuck" Edwin Lewis, age 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 28 in St. George, Utah. He was born March 25, 1934 in Stevensville, Mont. to Edwin Edmund and Rosie Louisa Ann Brechbill Lewis.

On Sept. 25, 1954 he married Bonnie Deloris Berry in Bellflower, Calif. They had four children and were later divorced. On June 23, 1978 he married Laila Hjordis Madsen in Missoula, Mont. She preceded him in death on Aug. 6, 2012.

Chuck grew up in Stevensville. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He raised his family in Seeley Lake where he owned and operated his own Excavating Construction Business. He was a talented backyard mechanic. He loved socializing with friends, hunting, fishing and riding his Harley. He enjoyed spending the winters in Mesquite, Nev. He lived his life as a cowboy and will be remembered for his work ethic.

Survivors include: three sons Richard (Cindy), Gary (Cheryl) and Barrie (Tammy) all of Seeley Lake; daughter René Ashcroft of Seeley Lake; two step sons Knut (Daria) Hoelstad of Hamilton, Mont. and Hans (Kris) Hoelstad of Helena, Mont .; eleven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; four brothers Bob of Stevensville, Mont., Rollie (Linda) of Corvalis, Mont., Frankie (Linda) of Stevensville and Johnny (Kathy) of Victor, Mont .; and one sister Winifred Sorensen of Frenchtown, Mont.

Memorial Services will be announced at a later time. Final interment will follow in Montana. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at


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