Alvina Teresa Lewison, 97

Published 10:01 am Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Alvina Teresa Lewison, 97, of Adams, passed away Friday, Feb. 4, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Alvina LewisonAlvina was born Sept. 18, 1913 to Christ and Elizabeth (Winkels) King. She had five brothers and six sisters. Alvina married Earl Lewison on Nov. 5, 1932 and they celebrated 73 years of marriage. She lived in the Adams area her whole life.

Alvina was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Church and served her unit as officer and dependable member. She was a proud member and past president of the Adams American Legion Auxiliary for 55 years. She was a cook at Sacred Heart School for 18 years. She was an active 4-H leader and worked in the 4-H restaurant at the Mower County Fair. She was a caregiver of her parents, homebound brothers, and was wonderful to have at your side when ill or in need. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and playing cards.

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Alvina is survived by her children, Gene (Shirley) Lewison of Adams, Donald (Jo Ella) Lewison of Ft. Smith, Ark., Roger (Joyce) Lewison of Rochester, Shirley (Rich) Peter of Rochester, Sharon (Barry) Knapp of Rochester; 13 loving grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl (2005); brothers and sisters, and daughter-in-law, JoAnne Lewison.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams with Father Tom Loomis officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Organist will be Shirley Cahill and soloist will be Brian Bawek. Visitation will also be at the Adams Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Garrett Knaap, James Jeche, Donald Lewsion, Jr., Ellen Balderes, Deanne Hebrink, and Helen Ann Whorton.

Memorials may be designated to Sacred Heart Church or Sacred Heart School in Adams or to the donor’s choice.

Alvina and her family were grateful to God, family, friends, and neighbors for their love, care, and friendship which allowed her to maintain living independently in her home.