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John C. Lovett Sr.

Posted By Winkel Funeral Home On January 6, 2020 @ 3:31 pm In Obituaries | 30 Comments


John passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Cape Coral, Florida, near Pine Island where he has been spending the winters since 1989.

He was born September 12, 1939 in Plainwell the son of Carl and Margaret (Ames) Lovett. John was a 1957 Otsego High School graduate and lifelong resident of the area. On June 25, 1960 at the First Congregational Church of Otsego he married Sue Galloway, his wife of 59 ½ years, who survives. In 1972 with his father he started Lovett Driveway Company and worked for over 40 years until his retirement. John enjoyed car racing, pony harness racing, fishing, farming, hunting, bowling, golfing, camping, snowmobiling, western movies and books and coaching his grandchildren.

Also surviving are his children, Deb (Mark) Seekman of Otsego, John (Wendy) Lovett of Otsego and Robin (Mike) O’Connor of Wayland; grandchildren, Amanda, Hannah, Adam, Whitney, Brandon, Brett, Ryan and Emily; 3 step-grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren with 4 more on the way; 3 step great-grandchildren; 1 step great-great grandchild and sister, Margaret Ann Howrigon.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with John’s family from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM, Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 25, 2020 with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Contributions in memory of John may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Kidney Fund.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

Condolences for the family of “John C. Lovett Sr.”

Condolence from Joe and Kelly Sherwood on January 6th, 2020 3:56 pm

A. Sue, Deb, John, Robin and families,

Joe and I are so very sorry for your loss….I have lots of fond memories of U. John. Hugs and prayers your way.

Love Joe and Kelly

Condolence from Robert K. Jackson on January 6th, 2020 4:23 pm

John and Sue, Cheryl and Robert Jackson will miss you during our family reunions and our memories of growing up in Otsego High School.
Always our love !

Condolence from Bob Miles on January 6th, 2020 5:19 pm

To the Lovett family – sorry to hear of the loss of John Sr. My thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Bob and Joyce Bloom on January 6th, 2020 5:24 pm

Our deepest sympathy to all of John’s family.

Condolence from Lorna Sisson on January 6th, 2020 6:43 pm

Dear Lovett Family:
We are so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. We always found him to be such a hardworking, honest and reputable business man. He will be missed in our community. May your wonderful memories help you thru this very difficult time. God Bless,
From Craig and Lorna Sisson

Condolence from Kim Sheldon on January 6th, 2020 7:36 pm

John, Deb and families, our sincere condolences. Our prayers to you and your families.

Bryon and Kim Sheldon
Fairhope, AL

Condolence from Dan Nulty on January 6th, 2020 8:30 pm

I am moved by this condolence as John has ALWAYS been a man of “what is the right thing to do”. I have had the privilege of working with John since he and his father started Lovett Driveway Company and to this day I am proud to say we still work with with his son John. All three men (Carl, John and John) are/were out to the same mold.
My best to the Lovett family and by proud that you are the relative of such a fine person.

Condolence from Dave Munn on January 6th, 2020 10:02 pm

Sue, Deb, John, Robin,
Please accept my deep sympathy at John’s passing. He will be missed! He was an incredibly strong man. He was also caring and kind. I’m praying for God’s peace to wash over you. You’re treasured children of the most high God!
Jane and I are babysitting our granddaughter Friday until about five, so we’ll see you Saturday.

Condolence from Ruth Thornton on January 7th, 2020 9:27 am

To all your family. Sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from B & C Trophy Sherry Schumaker on January 7th, 2020 9:29 am

To the Lovett family,
Our deepest condolences and prayers are being sent to your entire family. What a loss you have suffered, John Sr. was a hard working , honest man and a great family man as well, we know your hearts are hurting. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Sherry Schumaker
Tera Kinnane
B & C Trophy

Condolence from SANDRA FLEMING on January 7th, 2020 10:34 am

Dan and I want to extend our deepest and most sincere sympathy to the entire Lovett family. Our daughter Rose Markillie was very good friends with Robin during middle and high school years. And Rose spent a lot of time with the Lovett Family. And she always spoke highly of John and the entire family. We are praying for the family at this most difficult time. Dan and Sandy Fleming

Condolence from Tammy Lutes on January 7th, 2020 11:32 am

Sending my sincere condolences to Sue, Deb, John and Robin (plus your families & friends). I’m very sorry for your loss. Wishing you all much comfort and peace.

Condolence from Verlen & Judy Miller on January 7th, 2020 11:49 am

Dear Sue & family,
Keeping you in our prayers. He was a wonderful man & friend.

Condolence from Tammy Leonard on January 7th, 2020 12:23 pm

Dearest Sue, John and Wendy , DEBBIE and Robin and Family ~~sincere Sympathy and Hugs during your time of grieving!

God Bless Greg Bent and Tammy

Condolence from Laurie Tandy on January 7th, 2020 6:02 pm

Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to the family for peace and comfort. I remember John from my childhood visits.
Love from
Laurie Tandy

Condolence from Tim & Diane McPherson on January 8th, 2020 4:27 pm

Our deepest Sympathy and Prayers to the Lovett family.

Tim & Diane

Condolence from Barb weaver on January 8th, 2020 4:33 pm

Lovett family.

Thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories help get you this difficult time.

Condolence from Pam (Cox) Kelly on January 8th, 2020 9:04 pm

So sorry to hear about your father. I always have fond memories of him and your mom down on the ball field in Alamo. They did so much for the community by sponsoring, donating and supporting . He is a great guy and a kindhearted man.
May your family find piece in knowing he was loved and he loved big!
My prayers and deepest sympathy to the Lovett Family.

Condolence from Chet and Shirley Babrick on January 9th, 2020 2:35 pm

Sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy. Chet and Shirley

Condolence from Theresa Irving on January 9th, 2020 7:41 pm

So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Condolence from Nicole MacLeay on January 9th, 2020 7:52 pm

It saddens me to hear this… I was looking forward to seeing him at the dialysis clinic when he returned back to Michigan! John was such an awesome man and I was lucky to be able to care for him and his mother Margaret for many years! Prayers and comfort to his wife and family during this difficult time!

Condolence from Tom and Bonnie Rosenberg on January 10th, 2020 5:32 pm

Sue and your family,

We are sorry for your loss, and hope all your good memories help you through this time in your lives. Our thoughts and payers will be with you.

Condolence from Jackie middlebrooks on January 10th, 2020 10:20 pm

Gig bless his soul.

Condolence from Jeannie Wood on January 12th, 2020 12:26 pm

So sorry to hear of your dad passing prayers to your whole family.

Condolence from Ray Fuller on January 13th, 2020 1:45 pm

Condolence from Ray & Judy Fuller to John Jr. and the whole family on the loss or John Sr. We have known both John’s for several years and two driveways. Always had very communications with the guys throughout the years. I always liked talking the both. Never a dull moment during these conversations.
John is now in a much better place and he will be missed by all for sure.
Rest in peace John.
The Fuller family.

Condolence from Veronica Crowell on January 13th, 2020 10:57 pm

Sue and family, sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Needless to say how great of a person John was, as most people that knew him already knew. He will be missed.
Veronica & Ken Crowell

Condolence from Jody Munn on January 15th, 2020 8:43 am

Sue, Deb, John and Robin
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I have very fond and happy memories of John and he will be missed greatly. Praying for God’s comfort and peace.

Condolence from Violet Snow on January 20th, 2020 9:40 am

I am so deeply sorry for the loss of this great patriarch. I know he is deeply missed but lives on in all he loved.

Condolence from Nancy Munn on January 24th, 2020 4:13 pm

I’m so sorry to hear. Prayers for the family during this difficult.
Nancy Munn

Condolence from Bart and Evelyn Steele on January 26th, 2020 10:27 am

So sorry to hear about John and your loss. Many great family childhood memories to think about, sending thoughts and prayers to you all.

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