Donald Keith Lewis age 77 of Yankton, South Dakota, formerly of Walnut Grove, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in Yankton. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 12 at the Methodist Church in Walnut Grove. Visitation is one hour prior to services. Burial is in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Alley Cats Org (alleycats.org) or to Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue (in North Carolina….tarheelweimrescue.org). Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Donald Keith Lewis was born May 29, 1938 in the Tracy Hospital in Tracy, Minnesota to Lloyd and Arlene (Beebout) Lewis. He graduated from Walnut Grove High School where he played basketball and football. One of his passions beginning before he was able to drive was following the sport of automobile racing, something he himself was able to do for a number of years. Donald furthered his education at Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa. Donald was a pilot for Groves Construction Firm, Ozark Airlines, and Trans World Airlines. Donald was a member of the Ozark Airlines Silver Swallows. He also farmed near Yankton with his brother on his time off. Don and his wife Linda (a former TWA flight attendant) flew countless trips together and enjoyed their retirement in Yankton, SD., rescuing countless kitties and puppies.
Donald is survived by his beloved wife Linda Weaver Lewis; sister Muriel (Edward) Cunningham; and niece Kirsten Lewis. He is preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Arlene Lewis and brother Kenneth Lewis.