Obit: Lewis, Velma Marie “Hikorohowinga” (1932 - 2019)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Lewis, Whitefeather, Decorah, Blackdeer, Hendricks
----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI) /2019
Lewis, Velma Marie “Hikorohowinga” (26 March 1932 – 14 July 2019)
Velma Marie Lewis “Hikorohowinga”, age 87, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Atrium Post-Acute Care Center in Black River Falls.
Velma was born on March 26, 1932 to George and Marie Lewis (Whitefeather - Decorah) in Greenwood . She attended Neillsville Indian School and then moved to Jackson County. She worked at Norplex for 25 years. Velma was a legendary basket maker with her mother. She was a professional Bingo player, a lifetime member of the Auxiliary, and an avid Packer fan. She was also a loving caretaker for her mother for many years.
Velma is survived by her brothers; George (Ruth) Lewis and Harold (Carol) Lewis. She is survived by her sister, Bernice (Earl) Blackdeer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Mary Ann Hendricks, and her brothers; Spencer Lewis, Alvin Lewis, Benjamin Lewis, and Joseph Lewis.
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