“Dutch” Ken Lewis, age 80, of Ridgeville passed away Monday morning, Sept. 14, 2020.

He was born in Ridgeville on Oct. 6, 1939, the son of Cloy and Carrie (Mills) Lewis. He was married on Nov. 24, 1975, to Edel Luedike, who survives.

Dutch was owner and operator of Lewis Painting and Sandblasting and Lewis Utility Truck Sales. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shrine and American Legion Post #507 in Ridgeville and Honda Goldwinger Chapter T Club. He was a Ridgeville High School graduate. He was an IFR rated pilot and an avid aviator.

Dutch was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed airplanes, motorcycles, traveling and spending time with his family and cats.

Surviving are his wife Edel; one son, Tony Lewis (wife: Lynn) of Greenville, Ohio; two daughters, Angela Tague (husband: Kevin) of Port Orange, Florida, and Heidi Huffman (husband: Kevin) of Geneva, Indiana; five grandchildren, Amanda Bonvillian, Spencer Lewis, Drew Croyle, Conner Lewis and Dylan Croyle; and one great-granddaughter, Harlin Bonvillian. Also surviving are his cats Izzy and Yoda.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Kaye Lewis, and four brothers, Dick, Jr, Bob and Donnie.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Owens presiding at Dutch's residence 626 N. Portland St., Ridgeville, Indiana. Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 7 p.m., also at his residence. Burial will be in the Lawndale Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #507

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Shiner's Childrens Hospital or Calvary United Methodist Church in Ridgeville.

“It's been one hell of a ride.” —Dutch Lewis.

The family requests no suits or ties, casual attire and masks are recommended. Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed at bairdfreeman.com.