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Obituary: Jack Lewis

December 3, 1933 - October 29, 2020
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Posted at 12:26 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 14:26:04-05

Jack Lewis, 86, passed away on October 29, 2020, after a prolonged illness.

Jack was a child of the era of the Dust Bowl and Depression, having been born on December 3, 1933, on a farm near Bladen, Webster County, Nebraska.

In 1953, he was drafted into the U.S. Army between his sophomore and junior years and was discharged in 1955, during which he served 16 months in Germany. After returning to college in September, 1955, he was united in marriage to Donna Doering, formerly of Albion, Nebraska, on March 24, 1957, to whom, at the time of his death, he had been married for 63 most loving years. Jack graduated from Wesleyan in June, 1957, and commenced his legal education at the University of Nebraska from which he received an LLB degree in 1960. (The University later redesignated an LLB as a Juris Doctorate degree).

Upon graduation from the University Of Nebraska College Of Law, Jack and Donna moved to Great Falls, Montana, where he became employed by the law firm of Jardine, Stephenson, Blewett, and Weaver. In 1966, he was made a partner and was a partner/director until he retired from the practice of law in 2007. Jack also had considerable appellate practice having appeared in the Montana Supreme Court numerous times and a number of times in the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jack was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Great Falls, and was an Elder in the church. He was also a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Great Falls (president in 1991-1992) and had been president of the Great Falls Figure Skating Club and of the Great Falls Beautification Association.

To read the full obituary or share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.