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Earl and June Lewis, 1943. Submitted photo.

Local university, political leader dies

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Local university, political leader dies
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Earl Lewis, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 30, at The Lutheran Home in River Falls. Before retiring, Lewis was an English professor at UW-River Falls for 25 years.

He also served as Pierce County Democratic chairman and was president of The Association of University of Wisconsin Faculty.

Lewis grew up in Ellsworth and got married to June Schnell in July 1943. Last year they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Look for Lewis’ obituary in the Feb. 6 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

Pat Hunter
(715) 425-1561