Butch was a 1982 graduate of McKendree University where as a golfer he was the most valuable player on the school’s first team in any sport to qualify for a national tournament. After graduation, Butch embarked on a successful career at A.G. Edwards, through their transition to Wells Fargo Securities, having attained the position of Director in Equity Capital Markets.
On January 2, 1988, Butch married his life’s love, Ann, a union that produced three children. A dedicated husband and father, Butch loved his family with all his heart and they always remained first and foremost in his life.
Preceding him in death were his dear mother, Loraine, nee Hunt, Lewis; two sisters, Gale A. Lewis and Kay L. Kalotek; his mother-in-law, Dolores J. Burnworth, and a brother-in-law, Michael G. Burnworth.
Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife of 31 years, Ann M., nee Burnworth, Lewis; his daughter, Rachel G. (fiancé, Zac Choate) Lewis; two sons, Clay G. Lewis and Cole M. Lewis; his father, George A. Lewis, Sr.; two sisters, Susanne Colone and Clara McClure; his father-in-law, William “Bill” Burnworth; and a special niece, Ashley (Andrew) Langenstein. Also cherishing his memory are in-laws, nieces, nephews, former classmates, golfing buddies, and dear friends.
Butch touched the lives of all whose paths he crossed, and the world will truly be a lesser place with his loss.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Grade School or Caritas Family Solutions. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019, at the church.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Matthew Elie officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.