Donald Edwin Loew, 74

Donald Edwin Loew, 74, of Dorr, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, surrounded by his family. He is now sleeping in Jesus, having died in the full assurance of Christ’s resurrection. 

Born July 23, 1944, in Allegan, he was the son of the late Paul M. and Thelma C. (Mulliken) Loew and was the husband of Janice (Engelsman) Loew. 

Mr. Loew had been a member of the Allegan Seventh Day Adventist Church since he was saved in 1997. He had been the head elder at the church for 20 years.

Mr. Loew grew up on the family farm and continued to farm throughout his life.  Through all his married life he was very active in tractor pulling competitions.

In addition to his wife of over 49 years, Janice, Mr. Loew is survived by his children, Martin (Pam) Loew and Andrea (Kelly) Walechka; a sister Nancy Watson; siblings-in-law, Alnora (Ervin) Mast, Hildreth (Henry) VanDyken, Sharon Engelsman, Jerold (Carol) Engelsman, Glenn Engelsman, Carol (Jim) Timmer and Allyn (Cindy) Engelsman; cousins, Polly and Wanda; grandchildren, Donnie Loew, Rose Loew, Daniel Loew and fiancé Brouke and Emily Walechka; great-grandson Wystone Loew; and several nieces and nephews. 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother David Loew; brothers-in-law, Terry Watson and Warren Engelsman; and sister-in-law Carol Engelsman.

The family will receive friends at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be Friday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Allegan Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment will be in Salem Township Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice, 530 Linn St., Allegan, MI 49010. 

Assisting the family with arrangements Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, www.gordenfuneral.com.

 

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