Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Lupus Foundation in St. Louis, MO or to the Audoban Society in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.
Lewis "Lew" Alanson Thomas passed away on April 23, 2015 at the age of 82. Lew was the first resident at Sugar Creek Assisted Living Facility in Troy, where he resided for the past 6 years. As a veteran of the United States Army National Guard, he was also a member of ITU (International Typographical Union), and Highland Park Christian Church in Des Moines. His hobbies were automobiles, camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, playing bridge & cribbage. Lew was an avid sports fan, and followed the St. Louis Cardinals, Iowa Hawkeyes, Iowa State Cyclones and the Mizzou Tigers. He had a life-long passion for politics, and was always willing to share his sports and political opinions. One of his greatest joys was his family, and he enjoyed being with them. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his two sons: Randy (Mary) Thomas of Troy, MO & David (Jennifer) Thomas of Brisbane, Australia; son-in-law, Jim (Michelle) Hafke of Westminster, CO; nine grandchildren: Melanie & Roslynn Hafke, Madeline, Mariah & Micah Thomas, Marley, Max, Mitch & Matilda Thomas and his dear friend Joan Engler. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Thomas nee Freeman; parents: Fred & Edna Thomas nee Littlejohn; daughter, Kathy Thomas-Hafke, brother, Richard Thomas, sisters: Shirley Lamb & Elanor Borgstadt.