Lewis Hartwell

Obituary of Lewis Ray Hartwell

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Lewis Ray Hartwell, 79, of  Monticello, IN, formerly of Winamac, IN,  passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Hickory Creek in Winamac, IN.  He was born on July 17, 1942 in Caliente , NV to Ira Eugene Hartwell and LuRae Bagshaw.  Lew was raised by his grandparents Ray and Pheby Louella Bagshaw.

Lew was a retired factory worker and  truck driver.  He had also worked as a dispatcher for North Express in Winamac. Lew served two tours in Vietnam in the US Air Force and US Army where he flew a helicopter and survived being shot down.

Lew enjoyed woodworking, winning at Yahtzee and Cubs baseball.  He was a TV westerns fan and enjoyed listening to Jan and Dean. He especially liked to sit on the porch and watch the grandkids play.  Lew loved to eat ice cream. He will be remembered by family and friends for his playful teasing.


Survivors include:
LeAnn (Don) Tunis, Winamac, IN  Daughter

Courtney (Derek) Hall,  Monticello, IN  Daughter

Robert Lewis (Karen) Hartwell, Greensboro, NC  Son

Michael Goude,  Zimmerman, MN   Son

Ronald Kozcar, Killian, TX   Son

7 Grandchildren

Many Great- Grandchildren and Great-Great-Grandchildren

Bernadette Hartwell, Winamac, IN   Former spouse and love of his life


Preceded in death by:

Ray and Pheby Louella Bagshaw  Grandparents

Ira Eugene Hartwell  Father

LuRae Bagshaw   Mother

Letitia “Tish” Lucas   Former Spouse

Andrea Goude     Former Spouse


At Lew’s request no services will be scheduled.


Memorial Contributions may be made to funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.











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