Visitation: Thursday, April 6, 2023, from 5-8 PM at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon, and Friday, April 7, 2023, from 10-11 AM at New Beginnings Church: 63022 M-66, Sturgis, MI 49091
Funeral Service: Friday, April 7, 2023, at 11:00 AM at New Beginnings Church: 63022 M-66, Sturgis, MI 49091, with pastor Randy Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Matteson Cemetery.
Loren Burdette Lewis, age 90 of Bronson, Michigan, passed away at ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital late in the evening on Friday, March 31, 2023.
L. Burdette was born on January 11, 1933, in Matteson Township, Michigan, a son to the late Elwood and Juanita (Hartup) Lewis.
L. Burdette graduated from Colon High school with the class of 1951.
On February 23, 1952 he married his wife of 71 years, Barbara French in Matteson Township. He and Barbara had lived at their current address since 1989 moving from Colon. He pastored Matteson Brethren Church for many years and worked in the RV industry for several years while pastoring. He and his wife Barbara are members of the New Beginnings Church in Sturgis where he was recognized as Head Elder. He also enjoyed woodworking in his spare time.
Surviving him today is his wife Barbara Lewis of Bronson, son Daryl (Ginny) Lewis of Saline, MI, daughter Darlene Barnhart of White Pigeon, MI, 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren, and a sister Barbara Ann Lewis of Kalamazoo, MI.
L. Burdette was preceded in death by his parents, Elwood and Juanita Lewis.
The Lewis family will receive friends and relatives from 5-8 PM on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the Schipper Funeral Home in Colon, and Friday, April 7, 2023, from 10-11 AM at New Beginnings Church. A funeral service will take place Friday, April 7, 2023, at 11:00 AM at New Beginnings Church with pastor Randy Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Matteson Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks memorial donations be made to the New Beginnings Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral and at church.