NLJ Staff


Jan. 4, 1960–March 2, 2021

Joel ended his battle with cancer on March 2, 2021, at Weston County Health Services.

Joel was born on Jan. 4, 1960, in Rapid City, S.D., to Bill and Dorothy Lewis. He was the youngest of eight siblings.

 Joel worked for Dick Crawford in Newcastle, Wyo., for 16 years and only missed work for five days. Dick was more than a boss to Joel. He was a true friend and Joel enjoyed Dick’s friendship as well as Dick’s sons. 

Joel thoroughly enjoyed his video games, his music and his fur babies.

Joel is survived by his brothers, Roger Lewis and Billy Lewis in Rapid City; his sisters, Karen Thompson and Ruth Mattison in Wisconsin, Gloria Hoover in Newcastle; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Joel was preceded in death by his father and mother; sister, Margaret; and brother, James H. Lewis.

Cremation has taken place and no services are planned.


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