David Paul Lovell
11/03/1939 - 01/12/2020
Obituary for David Paul Lovell
David Paul Lovell, age 80, of Sparta passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 12, 2020. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to William and Lena Lovell on November 3, 1939. He married his partner and best friend in life, Melinda Porter in 1964 and they shared 55 years of marriage before his passing. In his retirement, Dave enjoyed trips to the casino as well as working on genealogy.
Dave is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter Anita (Stephen) Russell; son, David Lovell; grandchildren, Desiree’ Lovell, Cassie (Matt) Warner and Esteban Russell; great granddaughters, Grace, Alayna, Joslyn and Madelyn; sister, Betty (Lovell) Magoon and brother, Roger Lovell; sisters-in-law, Tootie Lovell, Pat Lovell, Vicki Porter, Toni (Kirk) Conner and Donna Smith; and many nieces and nephews. Dave was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Donna Lovell, Lila Wabich and Clara Smith; brothers, Bill, Allen, Tom, Barry, Dan and Bob; mother-in-law, Louise (Mary) Magoon; brothers-in-law, Richard Wabich, Gailen Magoon and Les (Doc) Porter; and sister-in-law, Margie Lovell.
Services for Dave will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:00PM at Peace Lutheran Church, Sparta with Reverend Bryan Schneider-Thomas officiating. Family will meet visitors at the church for one hour prior to the service starting at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Dave’s memory may do so to Peace Lutheran Church Food Pantry.
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