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William Douglas “Doug” Lovell

William Douglas “Doug” Lovell, 60, of Canton, passed away at 7:33 PM on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Unity Point Health Methodist in Peoria. He was born on July 8, 1960 in Avon, IL to Robert and Esther (Munson) Lovell.

He is survived by his mother; three children, Adam Lovell, Wes (Sara) Lovell, and Jordan Lovell; three grandchildren, Lincoln, Raeland, and Max Marie; and three sisters, Valerie (Howard) Wilson, Bobbi Jo Munson, and Jeanne Martin.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Doug served in the Army from 1978 to 1985. He then served the Marines from 1985 to 1991. He was a state correctional officer from 1991 to 2001. He rejoined the military in 2004. He served in Iraq in 2005 as an MP in the Army and had numerous awards to include his combat action badge. Doug came from a military family and served his country proudly. Family meant the world to Doug, and his favorite time was spent with his family. He loved being a father, but loved more being a grandfather. He was born into a Cubs family and made sure that passion for the team was passed on to his children. He was a simple man that took enjoyment out of very simple things.

Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Cuba Christian Church in Cuba, IL. A burial will follow at Fiatt Cemetery in Fiatt, IL. Pastor Mike Arnett will officiate. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. To leave online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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9 Comments

  • Holly

    Reply January 19, 2021 9:34 am

    To The Families, Hearts have been broken by your loss. But memories last forever. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely, Joe & Holly Thum

  • Joyce Crick

    Reply January 19, 2021 10:56 am

    To Esther and all of the family, Sorry for loss.
    Thinking of you and yours.

    Joyce Crick

  • Mary

    Reply January 19, 2021 2:25 pm

    We are deeply saddened by Doug passing. Keeping all of you in our prayers. Hugs, Mary and Rod Ahitow

  • Connie Kinsel Miller

    Reply January 19, 2021 5:09 pm

    am so very sorry to hear of your lost
    may God his arms around you all

  • Sandra Bartlett Hahn

    Reply January 19, 2021 8:50 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you during this time as he wraps his arms around you.

  • Elizabeth Haines

    Reply January 20, 2021 5:46 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss of Your Doug, sending you All thoughts and prayers 🙏 and my most sincere sympathy and condolences. Thinking of you All. God Bless you and yours.

  • Coulter clan of Fiatt

    Reply January 20, 2021 9:37 am

    So sorry Esther, family & his close friends. 😢 His & our father will be waiting with open arms. May this & the memories you’ve shared bring some peace during this period. 🙏

  • Rick and Melody Berry

    Reply January 23, 2021 6:05 am

    Doug was one of the best. Always a smile and a kind word for everyone.

  • Cynthia Wilson

    Reply February 7, 2021 6:43 pm

    So very sorry to the family on Doug’s passing Hugs and prayers to all.

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