Norman Cecil Lewis

1936 - 2021

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Norman C. Lewis went home to be with his Lord on February 21, 2021 at Birchaven Village. Norman was born on January 14, 1936, to Arthur C. and Reva B. (George) Lewis. He was a 1954 graduate of Arcadia High School. Norman served in the Army National Guard for two years. On July 17, 1964 he married C. Darlene Johnson of Bowling Green. The couple celebrated 52 years of marriage. Norman farmed up until the age of 82. Besides the usual crops, early on Norm grew pickles and tomatoes for Heinz. He also sold Pioneer Seed for over 30 years. He ran a sawmill for years that his father had built. Norman was a lifelong member of Salem United Methodist Church. He served as trustee for many years. He was instrumental in attaining the land for the addition that the church put on most recently. He also provided the wood, cut at his sawmill, for the wainscoting, foyer tables and kitchen cabinets in the addition. He served on the Hancock County Fair Board for thirty plus years. Even after his time on the fair board, he was still involved with the fair. He was the superintendent of the vegetables and farm products department until he was 81. He also loved tractor pulls and enjoyed serving on the motor sports committee. He was an avid fan of the NTPA pull in Bowling Green and went every year. Norman is survived by his three children, R. Scott (Sarah) Lewis, Lisa (Mike) Best and Connie (Craig) Roberts, one granddaughter, Grace and one step-granddaughter, Samantha. He is also survived by his brother, C. Eugene (Nancy) Lewis and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death on October 1, 2016, by his wife, Darlene, his parents, and his older brother, Stanley Lewis. Visitation will be held from 1-4 and 5-8pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 11:00am. Pastor Matt Blau will officiate and interment will follow at Knollcrest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church and online condolences may be sent to

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Wednesday, February 24th 2021 1:00 - 4:00 PM & 5:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Thursday, February 25th 2021 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Knollcrest Cemetery [Map]
    18085 S.R. 12
    Arcadia, Ohio 44804

  • Contributions:

    Salem United Methodist Church
    4699 County Road 236
    Findlay, OH 45840

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To : entire Lewis Family
Date :Monday, February 22nd 2021
From : pamela marvin lim
Sorry to hear about the passing of your dad father in law grandfather. You all have my thoughts and prayers.

To : Scott Lisa Connie
Date :Tuesday, February 23rd 2021
From : Naomi Golden
So sorry to hear of you Dad's passing as he was a good man and am sure a wonderful Father. Saw you three grow up in Salem Church and Clarence and I were friends with him and your Mom for years.Naomi Golden

To : Scott Lisa and Connie
Date :Tuesday, February 23rd 2021
From : Joanna Eustache Damon
So sorry to hear of Norm's passing. My family sat many years either in front or behind your family at Salem every Sunday. Your family's kindness and faithlessness made an impression on me and I'm thankful to have been apart of your church family.
Your family will be in my prayers. Hugs to you all.

To : Norman Lewis Family
Date :Tuesday, February 23rd 2021
From : Pat Butler Emerson
So very sorry for your loss. Norm and I graduated together in the Class of 1954, what a good class we had. My sincere condolences to all of you. RIP my classmate.

To : Scotty Lisa Connie
Date :Tuesday, February 23rd 2021
From : Roller Family
On behalf of the entire Roller family we send our love. We will always cherish our precious memories of the time we spent together. We were truly blessed to have your family as our neighbors growing up. Your Dad always had a welcoming smile on his face and has left an indelible impression on our lives...he will not be forgotten. Praying God will give you all the strength and courage for the days ahead. Love, Jen and the entire Roller Family

To : The family of Norm Lewis
Date :Tuesday, February 23rd 2021
From : Karen and Fred Green
I’m sorry that we won’t be coming to the service for your Dad. Because of the Covid we have not gone anywhere. Fred served in the national guard with Norm. You will be in our hearts

To : Craig Connie roberts and entire Lewis family
Date :Wednesday, February 24th 2021
From : Coy and Renne Schlumbohm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great loss.

To : Scott Lisa and Connie
Date :Wednesday, February 24th 2021
From : Mary Harmon
I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Norm and Jerry were good friends and spent many good times together. Your family is in my prayers. With love, Maryf

To : Entie Lewis Family
Date :Wednesday, February 24th 2021
From : Chris Lacy and John Allen
As much as I will miss Norm, I can see Darlene waiting at the gates of heaven for him shaking her finger and saying what took you so long to join me! They were both so loved by all of us. Norm always had lots of stories to share about life on the farm and was always ready to give us a helping hand on our farm when ever need. It won't be the same at the fair, not having him there to visit with. He loved his children and family and will be missed by all of us. Rest in Gods arms Norm and know we will always remember you and the love you shared with all of us!
Chris Allen

To : Scott lewis
Date :Wednesday, February 24th 2021
From : Jerry and Glenda Grady
Sorry for your loss we are praying for the family

To : The family of Norm Lewis
Date :Wednesday, February 24th 2021
From : Barb Rice
Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your father/grandfather. He always had a smile on his face, and a kind word to share. Your family will be in my prayers.

To : Scott Lisa and Connie
Date :Wednesday, February 24th 2021
From : The Beard Family Wendy Beard
I am so sorry for your loss I would have been there with you but I had a family emergency! Norm will be in our hearts and will be sadly missed by us. My dad was in the National Guard with him and I will always remember him for chaperone the sleep overs and dances that Norm and Darlene put together for you Lisa I will always have both of them in my heart. Now they found each other again. They are at peace now.If you beed anything or someone to talk to I am here just give me a call or email me 4197218219 or Take care of each other you don't know how long that you have with each other.Life is too short!! My deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family.

To : The Lewis Family
Date :Thursday, February 25th 2021
From : Don and Margaret Stine
I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers