EARL F. LOVETINSKY, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born June 6, 1927, in Champaign, Ill., he was the son of the late Fred Patrick and Bertha Charlotte (Knott) Lovetinsky. Earl was a Press Operator for Bard Manufacturing, Bryan. He has also worked at the former Holibird Corporation, Fifty/Five Corporation in West Unity as well as Bryan Custom Plastics. Earl also was a mail carrier for 10 years, working from the Bryan Post Office. He was formerly affiliated with Lick Creek Church of the Brethren, Bryan. He enjoyed gardening, caring for his flowers, woodworking and landscaping for others. Surviving are his daughter, Debra Marvin of Fort Wayne; two sons, Rodney (Diane) Lovetinsky of Defiance, Ohio and James Lovetinsky of Bryan; three grandchildren, Jeff Lovetinsky, Jason (Jennifer) Marvin and Dustin Marvin; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Cameron Marvin; one sister, Rachel Grim of Bryan; and his life partner, Don Mettert Jr. of Fort Wayne. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Martha Gorom, Mary Roudabush and Patsy Zigler. Funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn St., Bryan, Ohio. Pastor Nancy Burkhiser and Dorothy Ritchey-Moore officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment will follow service in Brown Cemetery, rural Bryan, with Military Graveside Rites accorded by the Bryan V.F.W. Post 2489. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to Lick Creek Church of the Brethren, 1500 Center St., Bryan, OH 43506. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 11, 2014