Obituary

Lloyd Merle Whitmer age 91, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 at his home in Lakeview, MI with family at his side. Lloyd was born October 03, 1924 in Walkerton, IN the son of Henry and Louise (Corle) Whitmer. Lloyd proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He was united in marriage to the former Theresa Gauthier on December 18, 1952 in LaPorte, IN. 
         Lloyd retired from C & O Railroad after 30 dedicated years. He was a longtime member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and the Lakeview VFW Post 3701. Lloyd was a very avid hunter and huge Notre Dame Fan. He especially enjoyed antiquing; he was an original American Picker. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family; especially his great-grandchildren.
        Lloyd is survived by his children; Deb (Craig) Emery of Ada, MI, Bill (Pam) Whitmer of Orange City, FL and Beth Huested of Sidney, MI, grandchildren; Matt and Jon Emery, Ashley (Craig) McIntosh, Justin, Ryan (Jasmine) Whitmer, Sarah (Chad Peterman), Chris Gachter, Cody and Stephanie Huested, great-grandchildren; Niah, Sophie “Tornado”, Kendal, Evie, Olivia, Harper and Caiden. Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife; Theresa, 2 sons; Jim and Andy, son in-law; Craig Huested and 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
         Funeral Mass will take place Wednesday, December 02, 2015 at 11AM at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lakeview, MI with Father Lou Anderson to officiate.Interment to follow in the Lakeview, Cemetery. Visitation will take place Tuesday, December 01, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-8 from Brigham Funeral Chapel-Lakeview. Those planning a memorial contribution are asked to consider St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. For an online condolence please leave a message below.

 

 

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  • Marcia Wolohan (Sunday, November 29 15 03:52 pm EST)

    Lloyd was one in a million and an honorary member of the Hammis Family! We will all miss him!

  • Chelley & Mike McCormick (Monday, November 30 15 06:13 pm EST)

    Uncle Lloyd was dearly loved by our whole family with lots of great and funny memories. He was quite the character!! I'm sorry that I can't make it there but since Mike's accident I used most of my
    time off already& will need the rest for doctor visits. My love & thought will be with you all tomorrow and Wednesday too.

  • Roger and Arlene Bachman (Tuesday, December 01 15 07:29 pm EST)

    Lloyd was a good friend and always had time to converse with you. He was a welcome participant in our Lutheran Church activities (mexican dinner and apple pie purchases) Lloyd was dedicated to his
    Lord and Savior and wasn't afraid to mention it. We will miss him.

  • Peggy J. (Piotrowicz) Sabate (Wednesday, December 02 15 08:58 am EST)

    Our sadness right now will only be replaced by the delight we had in him. We will each remember him to the end of our own days. Much love and sympathy to all my cousins and I am sorry I could not get
    there.

  • Pat and Tom Berry (Wednesday, December 02 15 09:25 am EST)

    Lloyd will greatly be missed. Always a smile and a little chuckle. Was always more concerned about others than himself. God Bless You.

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