Lewis Edward Winiecki
December 8, 1983 – January 20, 2021
Lewis Edward Winiecki, 37, passed away in his home on January 20, 2021. Lewis was born in Hammond, Indiana on December 8, 1983 to Edward Loren and Terri Ann (Kasavich) Winiecki. He grew up in Illinois, graduating from Elgin High School in 2003. A few years later, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, but was released due to medical reasons just after boot camp. In 2007 He enlisted in the United States Navy. He was a diesel mechanic on the USS Carl Vinson.
While in the US Navy, he met his future wife, Brittany Heiss. The couple was married on December 30, 2009. Two sons were born to this union. Lewis was deployed during the early years of their marriage. After his honorable discharge in 2015, the couple moved to Worland. Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome following his years of service took its toll and he was never really the same again. Even though the couple separated, Lewis tried hard to be a good Dad. He loved his children fiercely and wanted to do much more than he was able to. He was employed in various places in Worland, including, Pizza Hut, Maverick, Blair’s, Admiral Beverage, OWL Unlimited and Wyoming Weatherization Services.
Lewis had a gift for finding others in need. He enjoyed being of service and tried to cover his own heartache by being outgoing and helpful. He was an avid Bears and Cubs fan. He loved to sing and to socialize. Being alone brought too much pain.
He was preceded in death by his father in 2006, an infant daughter, Grandma Janice Greely in 2011 and Grandma Rae Winiecki in 2016.
Survivors include his mother; wife, Brittany; sons, Jeffery and Jaedon; daughter Ella-Jade; brother, Mark of Kansas; numerous aunts and uncles including, Adrienne (Jennifer) Anderson of Whitewater, Wisconsin, Jeff (Mary Ellen) Kasavich of South Elgin, Illinois, Daniel (San Juana) Winiecki of Griffith, Indiana; many cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends.