Lewis Lee Vincent, 65, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at his home. He was born on May 10, 1954 in Fort Madison, IA to Earl & Lorraine Geisen Vincent. He worked at Crandon’s Paper Mill for 31 years as a boiler engineer. He and Debra owned & operated Vinnie’s Santa Fe Avenue Tap for 21 years. He was a member of the Machinists Union for 31 years and enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing, playing pool & cribbage, hunting mushrooms and was the “world’s greatest euchre player”.
Lewie is survived by: his wife: Debra Vincent of Fort Madison, IA; 3-daughters: Eileen (Doug) Sweezer of Winfield, IA, Rianna (James) Ralph of Nauvoo, IL & Kathleen (Tony Damico) Vincent of Fort Madison, IA; 4-grandchildren: Liana, Dane & Kade Sweezer & Lewis Poetting; 2-step grandchildren: Micah Crutcher & Natalia Damico; 2-sisters: Pam Simon of Fort Madison, IA & Candy (Fred) Yaeger of Excelsior Springs, MO. He was preceded in death by: his parents, 3-brothers, 1-sister, 1-nephew, 1-niece & 1-great nephew.
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 with the family to receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. The funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. A gathering will be held at Vinnie’s following the burial. A memorial has been established in Lewie’s memory. Online condolences and a video tribute of Lewie’s life may be viewed at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.