Memorial for Kewanee Basketball Coach Shaune Lewis Announced

Kewanee Basketball Coach Shaune Lewis will be remembered by so many for this hard work on the basketball court as Coach of the Kewanee Boilermakers and by just as many as a caring father and father figure. On Saturday, Coach Lew, as some of his players called him, will be remembered during a memorial to be held at the Kewanee High School Auditorium. The announcement made via the Schueneman and Tumbleson Funeral Home website indicates that the visitation will take place in the auditorium between 11 Am and 4 Pm on Saturday, July 11th. A private celebration of life for Shaune Lewis’ family is also planned. A fund has been set up for Shaune Lewis’ son Blaise Lewis and you can find out how to donate by contacting Schueneman Tumbleson Funeral Home for further information.

Coach Lewis’ players meanwhile have been offering tributes via social media since last Friday when the news of Coach Lewis’ death was announced. Niko Powe who is preparing for another season at Kewanee tweeted recently…

“Man, Coach lew, thank you for everything. You have had a major impact on my life and it will forever live on. You are definitely going to be in my heart forever. Rest up.”

Kavon Russell “I wasn’t ready for this manBroken heart You was family. You jus rest easy coach, we’ll make sure yo family is good! I love n miss you man.”

Assistant Basketball Coach Brandon Ince “We truly lost an amazing Father, Coach, and overall person. I’ve never met someone with so much compassion and enthusiasm for the game and his players. The whole community feels this one.”

These are a just a few offering their thoughts on Coach Shaune Lewis.

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