Lewis Radosevich

  • Born: July 14, 1922
  • Died: April 27, 2016
  • Location: Centerville, Iowa

Lange Funeral Home & Crematory LLC

1900 South 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544

Tel. (641) 856-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lewis J. Radosevich, age 93 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Centerville Specialty Care.

He was born on July 14, 1922 in Brazil, Iowa, the son of Charles and Amelia (Sporer) Radosevich. Lewis graduated from Mystic High School in 1940. He was united in marriage to Doris Moorman in Kalamazoo, Michigan on August 14, 1942. Lewis and Doris spent sixty three years together in marriage until Doris' passing on September 7, 2006.

Lewis was drafted into the United States Army on November 30, 1942. Lewis achieved numerous military awards while serving his country faithfully during World War II, including one service stripe, one overseas service bar, an American Campaign Medal, a European-African Middle Eastern Ribbon with two Bronze Battle Stars, a World War II Victory Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal. Lewis was honorably discharged on January 9, 1946.

He spent many years working for the Rockford, Illinois Post Office as a letter carrier. Lewis retired from the postal service in 1973.

His family relocated to Centerville in 1975. Lewis, along with his son and business partner, Phil, operated NAPA/Centerville Auto Supply from 1982-1999. Lewis also worked alongside his family at the Majestic Theatre in Centerville from 1989 to its concluding period at the Sunshine Mine Drive-In in 2009.

Family was the driving force in Lewis' life. He loved watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports, along with many other activities. Lewis was a loyal supporter of the Centerville Big Reds/Redettes. Centerville fans can remember Lewis ringing his famous "cow bell" at many Big Red Football games. He was also an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs.

Lewis is survived by his children, Phil Radosevich of Centerville, Iowa and Nina (Gerald) Finch of Centerville, Iowa; six grandchildren, Tasha (Jason) Danielson, Nathan Finch, Trevor (Stephanie) Radosevich, Zach (Cheryl) Finch, Kalina (Jeremy) Brinning, and Zeth (Lisa) Finch; nine great grandchildren, Logan O'Hair, Kara DeVore, Mattie DeVore, Charlie Radosevich, Carmen Duffey, Emmett Brinning, Ethan Brinning, Zoey Finch, and Harper Finch.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris; a son, Billie Max Radosevich; two sisters, Mary Cowles and Laraine VanOrt; and a brother, Max Radosevich.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Highland Cemetery in Mystic, Iowa with Jeremy Brinning officiating. Military rites will be provided at the cemetery. A visitation will take place on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, with the family greeting friends from 6-8 PM. Memorials have been established to either the Appanoose County Baseball Association or to the Centerville High School Football Program and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.