John Laverne Doane

Saturday, November 4, 2017

John Laverne Doane, age 64, of Lowell, Mich., passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 21. He was born in Lansing, Mich., on June 18, 1953, the son of John Leonard and Irene May (Stull) Doane. John attended Lowell schools and worked most of his life as a custom metal fabricator. He was a great tinkerer, enjoyed fishing, playing guitar and the great outdoors. He lived most of his adult life in Missouri but moved back to Lowell about eight years ago to be near his parents and siblings.

John is survived by his dear mother, Irene M. Doane, of Lowell, Mich.; his beloved daughter, Marisa (Brandon Halvin) Doane, of Leeís Summit, Mo.; a granddaughter, Braelyn Faley; his loving siblings, Vickie (Dennis) Drougel, of Grandville, Mich., Ann (Louis) Switlik, of Kentwood, Mich., Jim (Linda) Doane, of Lowell, Mich., and Bill (Heather) Doane, of Lowell, Mich.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John Leonard Doane in April of 2017.

Johnís family is planning private remembrance services. A donation in Johnís memory can be made to support Dogs for the Deaf. For additional information, please contact the funeral home at 616-794-1300 or, who is caring for the arrangements.