Lewis E. Gautschi, 71, of New Martinsville, WV, passed away Wednesday May 17, 2017.

He was born October 11, 1945, the son of the late Lewis Jacob and Georgia Mildred Priest Gautschi.

He was an Army Reserves veteran, a retired Lab Technician at Ormet Corporation, and a protestant by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia and Penelope.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Kippie Jo Gautschi; one son, Lewis Scott Gautschi of New Martinsville; one daughter, Teresa Dawn (Steve) Heslop of New Martinsville; two sisters, Sally (Bob) Gerdes of New Martinsville and Connie Sanders of Florida; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Family will receive friends Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory 751 Third St. New Martinsville, WV.

Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.