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Larry Ivan French


Larry Ivan French, age 77 of Lowell, formerly of Berrien Springs, died on Sunday, March 18, 2018, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and a very short battle with the flu. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Vera French; and his former wife, Paula French, who died six weeks ago. He is survived by his brother, Jerry French of Niles, MI; sister, Janette Lewis of Berrien Springs, MI; daughter, Polly (Tony) McCaul of Lowell, MI; son, Logan (Alisha) French of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren Kristen McCaul and Nicole McCaul of Lowell, MI, Lily French and Oliver French of Jacksonville, FL; great-granddaughters Illanna Pardee and Eve Crissman of Lowell, MI; and several nieces and nephews. Larry was an avid baseball fan and a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. Rain, shine or snow, Larry would always have opening day tickets for him and his daughter, for her birthday (which was the end of April). One of his greatest memories was singing the National Anthem at Wrigley Field before a Cubs game. He was a minister in the Methodist Church part-time and an armchair theologian. He loved to preach and sing in the choir and to spend time with his family, before Alzheimer’s robbed his mind at an early age. Larry is now beside his heavenly Father and whole again. While we are saddened at his loss, we rejoice in knowing he is without pain, and we will reunite with him again. There will be a memorial service in Lowell for those who knew Larry on Tuesday, April 3, with fellowship beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Impact Church, 1070 N. Hudson St. SE, Lowell, MI 49331. Dr. David Beach officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Roth-Gerst Funeral Home, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331, to help defray expenses.

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