Obituary for Louis Robert Wellman

Louis Robert Wellman

Birth Date: Dec. 19th, 1948
Date Passed: Nov. 1st, 2020


Louis Robert Wellman SR. Age 71 of Ravenna , MI. died Sunday , November 1, 2020 with his family . Louis was born on December 19th 1948 in Muskegon MI. to the late Kenneth R. and Mabel M. (Reed) Wellman. He married Janet Lorraine (Fleese) Wellman on April 5, 1973 in Muskegon, MI. Louis was a loving husband , father , grandfather and great grandfather. He loved his family unconditionally. He always had a nickname for each and every kid including the pets. He was the baby of his family with two sister he adored very much. He was a man that always worried more about his family than himself even in his last days. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and exploring the woods taking his kids to the creek or on a mushroom hunt. He was a great dancer especially at wedding receptions. He spoke his mind if he felt necessary and was a bit of a teaser. An animal lover - He loved his dog Mikey (Mike) and all of his pets that had gone before him always spoiling them rotten. He was a great baseball player who was recruited to the Minor Leagues in which at the time his parents couldn’t afford but he sure did make the best coach to his kids and taught them everything he knew. He served in the Army /Vietnam Vet. Awarded medals in Sharp shooting. He loved buttering up the nurses with his sugar free candy. A special thank you to all of those from Hospice and the VA. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Janet L. Wellman of Ravenna. 1 son Louis R. (Ginger Trowbridge) Wellman JR. of Whitehall 3 Daughters: Heidi (Scott) Farrell of Fruitport, Leeann (Chris Smith) Wellman of Ravenna and Tammy (Mark) Byrnes of Norton Shores 7 Grandchildren and 1 Great grandchild 1 sister Elaine Collins of Ravenna many in-laws , cousins and nieces and nephews also survive special friends Dave Wright and Sandy McDonald. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister & Brother in Law: Joyce (Bill) Kroll. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 11:00am at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna with Pastor Tom Stone officiating. The family will greet friends from 10:00am until the time of service. Memorials may be directed to: Elara Hospice or VA. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511.


10:00am to 11:00am on
Nov. 7th, 2020 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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11:00am on Nov. 7th, 2020 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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