This morning at 10 am, LifeSavers Ministries members will join with family and friends of Lewis Ament in celebrating his life. The service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church (located just five blocks from the FPA abortion center, at 26th and Drake Streets).
Before LifeSavers Ministries began, Lewis Ament helped to pave the way by standing alone outside the FPA abortion center (then located at 5700 Stockdale Hwy), quietly praying and holding a sign. Over the years, he continued to be a friend of this ministry, providing music for various events over the years such as the 1998 opening of the LifeHouse. In addition to continuing his long tradition of holding a sign outside the abortion chamber, he also occasionally played his violin there.
Lewis also paved the way for the memorial displays of crosses outside the abortion chamber (an ongoing component of our 40 Days for Life campaigns). He was the one who first had the courage to place a cross in the grass in the public area outside the abortion chamber.
“The memory of Lewis Ament will always live on in our hearts,” commented Tim Palmquist, administrator of LifeSavers Ministries. “We were blessed to know him not only through ministry activities, but our children were often in his home for piano lessons, and the music he taught will always be a part of our lives.”
The following obituary was prepared by the family of Lewis Ament:
Lewis Richard Ament
July 2, 1923 – April 8, 2013
Several strong passions guided Lew’s life and made him the man he was:
- God and family
- Protection of life (especially the unborn)
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