Margaret Lewis, of Merrill, died Monday, September 14, 2020, at Ascension St. Mary Hospital in Rhinelander. She was 72 years old. She was born on August 15, 1948, in Medford, a daughter of Plennie and Ann (Sommers) Dowden. She was a graduate of Hamilton High School in Sussex in 1966. She raised her family in Antigo, enjoyed cooking, gardening and loved spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include a daughter, Shellie (Kevin) Powell, Antigo; a son, Sean Straw, Antigo; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren two sisters, Ginny (Gene) Schultz, Patty Seidensticker; two brothers, Ed (Pat) Dowden, Martin (Lou) Dowden; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lewis, parents and eleven siblings.
A graveside service will be held on Friday September 25, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery. Bradley Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com