John Laverne Doane, age 64, of Lowell, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday afternoon, October 21. He was born in Lansing, Michigan, on June 18th 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 8 years ago to be near his parents and siblings.
John is survived by his dear mother, Irene M. Doane of Lowell; his beloved daughter, Marisa (Brandon Halvin) Doane, of Lees Summit, Missouri; a granddaughter, Braelyn Faley: his loving siblings, Vickie (Dennis) Drougel of Grandville, Ann (Louis) Switlik of Kentwood, Jim (Linda) Doane of Lowell and Bill (Heather) Doane of Lowell; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John Leonard Doane in April of 2017.
John’s family is planning private remembrance services. A donation in John’s memory can be made to Support Dogs for the Deaf.