Robert E. Lovejoy


Robert E. Lovejoy, 81, of Elkhart, passed away Monday, May 6, at the Greenleaf Health Campus.
He was born April 20, 1938, in Mishawaka, to Guy and Ann (Helder) Lovejoy.
He married Lillian M. Neidballa April 25, 1958.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian; three sons, David (Donna) Lovejoy of Peoria, Arizona, James (Judy) Lovejoy of Elkhart and Stephen (Karin) Lovejoy of Chicago; two grandchildren, Connor (Addie) Lovejoy and Mary Elise Lovejoy; and a sister, Judy (Dick) Kennedy of Elkhart. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bob graduated from Concord High School and earned his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Tri-State University. He was employed as a mechanical engineer at C.T.S. Corp. for 21 years and then operated his own business, F&F Grinding Service, for 16 years before retiring.
Bob attended Faith United Methodist Church, Goshen, and was a 48-year member of Dunlap United Methodist Church.
He was inducted into to the Concord High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1991. His hobby and passion was restoring vintage automobiles, having restored four of them.
Visitation for Bob will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home and an hour prior to the memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Faith United Methodist Church, Goshen. Rev. John Hogsett will officiate. Burial will follow at Prairie Street Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Faith United Methodist, Dunlap United Methodist Church or Hospice of the Valley, 9435 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345.
Online condolences may be sent to the funeral home website.
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Published on May 28, 2019
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