Lovell Craft

Lovell Craft, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of May 9, 2021, at Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare in Burlington, Vermont.


He was born in Seco, Kentucky on February 5, 1926, the son of Martin and Ivol (Blair) Craft.  Lovell served in the U.S. Army Air Corps (1944-1946).  After the war, he worked at the Meyer Jewelry Company in Detroit, MI, where he met Dorothy Lou Waterstradt. They were married in Allen Park, MI in 1948, where they opened a TV/radio repair business.


Lovell started working for IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1957 and retired as a Senior Associate Engineer in 1987 in Essex Junction, VT.

In retirement, Lovell and Dorothy lived in Bennington and St. Albans, VT. They continued to take annual car trips to Casey Key, FL into their mid-eighties and made lifelong friendships wherever they lived or traveled.


Lovell spent many happy hours tinkering, playing the mandolin, and riding his BMW motorcycle around the country roads of Vermont.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy on April 5, 2021, his brother: Raymond; his parents, aunts, and uncles.


Lovell is survived by his daughter: Debbie (Chuck) Farrington of St. Albans, VT; grandchildren: Meghan (St. Albans, VT) and Charlie (Eugene, OR), two nieces, one nephew and their families.


Lovell’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff and residents of Homestead Senior Living in St. Albans for making the last two years very special and to Northwestern Medical Center and Birchwood Terrace for their care and kindness in the last few weeks.


In keeping with Lovell’s wishes, friends may gather for a graveside service at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Dundee, Michigan 48131.  The Dundee Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6462 will provide military honors.   The Monroe Masons Lodge No. 27 of Monroe, Michigan will provide masonic honors.  Pastor Brad Luck of Dundee United Methodist Church will be officiating.  


Arrangements have been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee; 297 Tecumseh Street, Dundee, Michigan 48131 (734) 529-3156.


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