Lewis Lovett

Lewis Lovett

Lewis E. Lovett of Allegan, Michigan passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Allegan. Lew was born January 12, 1924 in Otsego, MI the son of John and Grace (Stratton) Lovett. He had owned and operated hardware stores in both Otsego and Allegan and had also owned Lovett Boat Company where he built speed boats. He was a district manager for MI Gas Utilities. Lew retired from Consumers Energy where he did gas field maintenance. Lew was a skilled photographer and enjoyed that hobby. He joined the Navy and was active in WWII as an aviator, piloting a blimp over the Atlantic Ocean and in Brazil. Lew was married to Helen Gerry in 1943 and she passed away in 1983. On June 22 2008, he married Gladys Doty who preceded him in death in 2013.

Surviving are 2 sons, Mark (Carrie) Lovett of Allegan and Eric Lovett of Jacksonville,  AL., 5 grandchildren, Lisa, Kristi, Susi, Matt and Hope; 9 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lucille Lovett and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives and 4 brothers, Calvin, Charles, Carl and Robert.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for Lewis and Helen Gerry Lovett will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 am at the First Congregational Church of Allegan, 323 Cutler St. His family will greet friends from 10 am until the service time.  Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Wings of Hope Hospice or to Allegan Country Estates.

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


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  1. Diane Moore says:

    So sorry about the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Roger and Georgia Newman says:

    Between us, we have years of memories of Lew & Helen as neighbors at Littlejohn Lake, beginning when Roger’s parents lived there. In later years, we looked forward to Lew stopping for a chat when he drove out to work around his lake home, almost daily while we were there in the summer. We miss him. He was a man of many interests and talents. Our sympathy to Eric, Mark, Carrie and all of the family.

  3. Barbara Schilling says:

    Mark, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Trevah Dalrymple says:

    Eric, Mark, and family – Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. I have so many wonderful memories of both your mom and dad and those fun-filled times out at Littlejohn Lake. Our dad had so much respect for your dad and enjoyed building boats with him. Both of your parents were very kind and special people and it was an honor to have known them. I apologize that we were unable to attend the memorial but we are currently out of town on vacation.

    Love and prayers –

    Merle and Trevah (Brininger) Dalrymple

  5. Cal Schrotenboer says:

    My sympathy for the loss of your father. I worked with Lewis at Consumers Energy for many years and we built a great firiendship. He was a very kind person with many talents. He took a family picture for us in front of his ” saloon ” at Little John. I recently had a few nice visits with him and I am thankful for that. A wonderful man !

    God Bless !

    Cal & Ardale Schrotenboer

  6. John Schneiter says:

    Eric and Mark, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Of course, I have many memories of all of us growing up together on Littlejohn.. and we had one of your Dad’s boats which was a cllassic. Your Dad and Mother were significant parts of my life. They live on in my many fond memories.

  7. Tom Schneiter says:

    The sympathies of our family for your loss go out to your family. For so many years, we all were like one big family. Among my fondest memories are of my father at the controls of our Lovett boat. What fun we had at Littlejohn, usually under the watchful eye of a Lovett (or Gerry)!

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