Lewis E. Lovett, 90
Lewis E. Lovett, 90, of Allegan passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Allegan.
Lew was born Jan. 12, 1924, in Otsego, 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 Michigan 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 World War II 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 two sons, Mark (Carrie) Lovett of Allegan and Eric Lovett of Jacksonville, Ala.; five grandchildren, Lisa, Kristi, Susi, Matt and Hope; nine great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Lucille Lovett; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives; and four brothers, Calvin, Charles, Carl and Robert.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for Lewis and Helen Gerry Lovett will be Saturday, July 19, at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church of Allegan, 323 Cutler St. His family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until the service time. Burial of ashes will be 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.