Robert Bayard 'Bob' Lewis

Lewis, Robert Bayard "Bob" 92, passed away at his Baxter residence on Jan. 9, 2022. Bob is survived by his wife of 68 years, Artie, and children, John (Barb) Lewis, Sara (Bill) Temte, grandchildren, Janet, Shannon, Robert, Joseph, and many other special relatives and friends. Formerly of Coon Rapids and McGregor, Bob was retired from Anoka-Hennepin School District where he taught 6th grade for 27 years. Bob's pride was in his school and students, and he shared his passion for learning with thousands of children over the years. During that time, he also served as Mayor of Coon Rapids from 1982-1989. He was involved with the MN Amateur Hockey Association serving as Director of District 10 and coaching and refereeing for the city athletic association. His civic activities didn't end when he retired to Rock Lake, near McGregor. He was active in the Lions, the United Methodist church and served on multiple county and Riverwood Hospital boards. Celebration of life is planned for 2 PM - Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, (visitation 1 hour prior) at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Pastor Roy Vanderwerf officiating. Military Honors by Aitkin American Legion Post #86 and Aitkin VFW Post #1727. Burial at Lansford Cemetery, McGregor at a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers to The Riverwood Foundation in Aitkin, MN