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Richard A. Lewis, 90, Fairview, MT


December 15, 2021 | View PDF

Richard A. Lewis

Graveside services for Richard A. Lewis, 90, Fairview, MT were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at Richland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sidney, MT with Fr. Jim O'Neil, St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Fairview, MT officiating. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is caring for the family. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at

Richard A. Lewis was born March 27, 1931 to Edward and Mary Lewis in Tolley, ND. He grew up in the Tolley area and attended school there.

On Dec. 1, 1969, Richard and Mary Ann were united in marriage in Glendive, MT. In 1971, they moved to Fairview, MT. In 1973, they adopted Shannon and in 1978, they adopted Mary.

Richard did various jobs from driving cattle truck to carpentry work. In later years, he drove tender truck for Mon-Kota and Helena, which he loved because he got to visit with all the farmers in the area.

Richard and Mary Ann every year grew a big garden. They always canned corn and tomatoes, and always had enough produce left over for any neighbors that needed anything. Richard love playing cards from pinochle to cribbage. He always knew what cards were in the other person's hand, or led us to believe he did. He really enjoyed playing cards with Sean and drinking coffee with Casey. Richard loved to watch television; his favorites were reruns of MASH and The Golden Girls.

We will miss him dearly.

Richard passed away Dec. 8, 2021 at Sidney Health Center.

Survivors are his daughters, Shannon (Dean) Palmer, Culbertson, MT, Mary St. George, Helena, MT, Marcia (Troy) Mickulin, Laurel,MT; nephew Rick (Deb) Fehrs, St Paul, MN; nieces Jackie (Arlin) Moran and Cheryl (Mark) Steffan both of Sidney, MT; brother-in-laws Frank (Shelia) Sticka, Joseph Sticka, both of Sidney, MT; sister-in-laws Marcella Jones, Sidney, MT, Kathy (John) Tschantre, Choteau, MT; and his two grandsons Sean and Casey Palmer who meant the world to him.

Richard was preceded in death by his mom and dad Edward and Mary Lewis, his wife Mary Ann Lewis, sister Lorraine Fehrs, brother-in-law Jerry Fehrs, sister Eileen Johnson and brother-in-law Ervin Johnson, mother-in-law Catherine Sticka and father-in-law Joe Sticka, and brother-in-law Kip Jones.


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