In loving memory of

David Lewis
July 29, 1986 - September 7, 2019

David Michael Lewis, 33, of Winona, died on September 7, 2019 surrounded by family. A mass of Christian Burial for family and close friends will be Saturday morning at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona, September 14, 2019 at 10:00AM. A gathering of friends and family will be held at Hoff Celebration of Life Center from 1PM to 3PM with memory sharing beginning at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview MN.
David was born on July 29, 1986 in Columbus, Georgia, to Randy and Nancy Lewis. He graduated from Winona Senior High School in 2005.
David's first love from an early age was hockey, and some of his teammates had said that David was one of the best goaltenders to play in Winona. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved fishing whether it was the open water or ice. David also enjoyed deer and turkey hunting, golfing, smoking meats, and growing various hot peppers.
David is survived by his parents, Randy and Nancy Lewis of Winona; brother Matt Lewis; sisters, Meaghan (Ryan), and Stephanie; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
David was preceded in death by his by his maternal grandparents, Henry and Claire Bourque; and paternal grandparents, Charles and Betty Lewis.
David is now reunited with his dog who was his beloved best friend, Winston.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that the money you may have spent on flowers be donated to any of the following organizations that are important to the family and were important to David:
1. National Alliance on Mental Illness- Minnesota chapter. 1919 University Avenue W, Suite 400, St. Paul, MN 55104, 651-645-2948; email:
2. Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. 1-800-829-8289
3. American Red Cross- donate blood and/or monetary gifts. PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839. 1-800-435-7669
4. Winona Area Youth Hockey Association. PO Box 563, 670 East Front Street, Winona, MN 55987. 507-454-7775 email:
Point of contact: Brian Buerck 507-458-6448, email:


Adam Brown wrote on Sep 15, 2019:

"Randy and Nancy, so sorry to hear about David. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. Adam Brown"

Janet Yelverton McDonald wrote on Sep 14, 2019:

"Dear Nancy and Randy, I am so very sorry to hear of David's passing. Nancy as your high school friend and a mother, my heart is breaking for you. Randy, although we never met, my sincere condolences on the loss of your precious son. May God comfort you at this sad time. Janet Yelverton McDonald, Marblehead, MA"

Tony Thames wrote on Sep 12, 2019:

"Rest in peace buddy "

Chuck and Cindy Westby wrote on Sep 11, 2019:

"We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Dave. We spoke often during his employment at RTP. He sure did love to fish. A group of us attended the the Buffalo City ice fishing contest where he was pretty excited to win 2nd place.. I can still hear his words "SECOND PLACE" . We also go to know him through our daughter and son-in-law Matt and Chelsie. He was so awesome to their boys. Dave had a heart of Gold and I miss our little visits. I'm so sorry we will not be able to attend on Sat but know that we will be thinking of all of you ?. God Bless"

Amber (Kowalczyk) Scott wrote on Sep 10, 2019:

"The memories we share are priceless. All of the hockey tournaments and camping trips to Money Creek and KOA are some of the best times I had as a child. Your memory will live on in so many hearts. Rest in peace Dave. To the rest of the Lewis family you are all in my thoughts and prayers. "

Donna Ernst wrote on Sep 10, 2019:

"May your love for David, the love of family and friends, and the love ofGod suround youand grant you peace."

Joe Piper wrote on Sep 10, 2019:

"Dave was an amazing friend and I have so many great memories and stories from the time I was blessed to be able to spend with him. I am so sorry for you loss Lewis family. May you rest in peace Dave, miss you buddy."