Eddie Malcom Lewis, 86, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at St. Luke’s Unity Point Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on June 2, 1931, on the Callahan Farm in Buchanan County, north of Winthrop, the son of Ernest and Elsie (Callahan) Lewis. Eddie graduated from Manchester High School where he played football and set the record for most rushing yards in a single game. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
Eddie was united in marriage to Norma Jean Zimmerman on July 22, 1955, at the Community Congregational Church in Manchester. Together they lived in Manchester. Eddie was employed at Ryan Creamery hauling whey; Hawkeye Casting, and Exide until he retired.
Eddie was a member of the Community Congregational Church of Christ, Manchester American Legion Post #45, and The Pithians. He enjoyed golfing, his dogs, and cooking.
Survivors include one sister, Eleanor Barr of Manchester, and several nieces and nephews.
Eddie was preceded in death by his wife, Norma, on June 28, 2011; his parents; two brothers, Donald and Joe; and three sisters, Marietta Lewis, Lana Lee Lewis, and Mary Ann Chrystal.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-muller.com.
Funeral Services: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, Iowa. Officiating: Rev. David Grandon
Visitation: 9:30 until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, Iowa.
Interment with Military Rites: Oakland Cemetery – Manchester, Iowa. Manchester American Legion Post #45.