Edgar R. Lewandowski recently celebrated his 80th birthday with a small family gathering. Edgar’s family wishes to express their sincere gratitude both for him and for the doctors, nurses and friends, who through their steadfast kindness, work and prayers, have allowed him to fend off acute myeloid leukemia long enough to reach this milestone.

Edgar was born on August 23, 1938, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, to Viktor Lewandowski and Maria Theresia Schumacher. It was in his hometown of Gelsenkirchen that Edgar met the love of his life, Christel Helene Buschatz. They were engaged to be married shortly before Edgar departed for the United States in 1959. Christel followed him in 1960 and they were married on August 19, 1960, in a cabin in Logan Canyon before being sealed for time and eternity in the Logan Temple. In time, Edgar and Christel became the parents of three children (Michelle, Angela and Edgar John) and three grandchildren.

Edgar graduated from Utah State University in 1965. Next, Edgar’s graduate education took him to the University of Washington in Seattle and later to the University of California – Riverside where he worked as the director of the university’s German house. In 1972, Edgar and Christel returned to Logan, where Edgar initially worked at S.E. Needham Jewelers and then at the Logan Temple, where he spent over 25 years before retiring as head engineer in 2005.

Since retirement, Edgar has enjoyed spending time with his family and in church activities, as well as pursuing lifelong hobbies such as gardening, photography and maintaining and driving his 1959 Mercedes.

Edgar’s family is thankful for his love, support, hard work and service throughout his life. Congratulations on 80 years!