Lewis Spencer

Lewis John “Lew” Spencer was born in White Lake, S.D., June 2, 1941 to John and Evelyn Spencer. Lew’s siblings were Dennis (deceased) Sharon Jost (deceased) and he is survived by Gary of Fort Pierre S.D.  They were a farming/ranching family in eastern South Dakota.
Lew served in the National Guard for four years and married Jerlyn Clemetson. They made a home in Wessington Springs, S.D., and were blessed with five children. The family moved to Hill City, S.D., where Lew owned and operated a logging business and helped start The American Lutheran Church in Hill City.
Lew married Dari Udy in 1983 and was blessed with three more children. The family moved to Red Lodge, Mont., then Stevensville, Mont., before calling Townsend, Mont., their forever home.
The couple traveled the western part of America working craft shows with their Treasure Books Creations.
Dari was called Home to the Lord in 2007. Lew worked at Riley’s Stove Company a few years before retiring. Lew loved to spend time at the coffee tables at The Mint and The Commercial. He loved his friends and he loved this community. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Lew was called home to be with his Savior Dec. 8, 2021. He was 80.
Lew was a loving, wonderful father to LuCinda, Lora, LaRinda, John, Robert, Tony, Marty and Katie.
John Lewis Spencer, his son, was called Home in August of this year. He also leaves behind Jeri, his first wife, best friend and caretaker. Lew had 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Instead of a funeral Lew would wish you send memorials to The Trail Head Church Building Fund at 20 Trailhead View Dr, Townsend, MT 59644. 
Lew would not want you to be sad but be filled with joy and lift your eyes to your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Please visit steven
sonwilke.com to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Lew.

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