LAMOILLE — Charles “Chuck” A. Lovgren, 68, of LaMoille passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in his home surrounded by his family.
Born July 6, 1951, in Mendota to Louis and Marjean (Brown) Lovgren, he married Catherine Smith on June 8, 1972, in LaMoille.
He was a 1969 graduate of LaMoille High School. He earned an associate degree from Illinois Valley Community College. He farmed his entire life.
He was a member of Community United Methodist Church and the Angus Beef Association, and a former member of the Bureau County Pork Producers. He was a dedicated coach of several sports for more than 30 years to the youth of LaMoille.
He is survived by his two daughters, Amanda (Brad) Fischer and Cindy (Robert) Martin, both of LaMoille; four brothers, Dave Lovgren of Texas, Doug (Gail) Lovgren of LaMoille, Tom Lovgren of Arlington and Mike (Hazel) Lovgren of Amboy; 11 grandchildren, Leanna Martin, Anthony Lovgren, Alyssa Martin, Cassie Martin, Jason Martin, Austin Fischer, Joshua Martin, Bella Fischer, Braden Fischer, Jonathan Martin and Gabriella Martin; a great-grandson, Alexander King; five brothers-in-law, Mark Smith, Jim Smith, Mike Smith, Tim Smith and Tom Smith; and a sister-in-law, Mary Jo Healey-Mills.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife in 2008.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Community United Methodist Church in LaMoille with the Rev. David Jungnickel officiating. Burial will be in the Greenfield Cemetery in LaMoille.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in the church.
Memorials may be directed to Community United Methodist Church, LaMoille FFA or LaMoille Park.
The Merritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.