Gene Lewin was born to Clarence (Curly) and Hazel Lewin on Dec. 23, 1928 in Cambridge, IA, and went to his reward on June 10, 2012 in Colville. The family moved to Idaho in 1929 where Curly worked for the railroad. Gene married Colleen Brown in 1950. He went to work for the Union Pacific and settled in Donnelly, Idaho, where they raised their three children. In 1965, Gene was called to the ministry and went to work for the American Sunday School Union until ill health forced him to retire. He and Colleen moved to Inchelium in 1974. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack and Hubert; one sister, Dorothy, and a daughter, Toni. He is survived by his wife Colleen; his daughter, Teri Taylor of Colville; his son, Vic of Alaska; five grandchildren and one great-grand-daughter.A memorial service for Mr. Lewin will be held at a later date. Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com. Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.