Loren L. Wells
- August 13, 2022
Loren L. Wells, 86, of Springfield, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022 at his home. He was born October 5, 1935, in Springfield, the son of Avery and Louise (Kornack) Wells. He married Judith Bradley on October 11, 1959 and she survives.
Also surviving are his daughter, Patti (Patrick) Crotty of North Canton, OH; two sons, John (Dana) Wells of Springfield and Charles (Beth) Wells of Mechanicsburg; four grandchildren: Patrick (Heather) Crotty, Russell Crotty, Corey Crotty, and Emily Wells; honorary granddaughter, Susan Esterle; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Franklin, Carol “Sharky” and Ronald Wells.
Loren was a resident of Springfield all his life. He was a former member of Teamsters Local 916. He was the Master Dredge Operator at Clearlake Sand & Gravel for 40 years. Loren was in the United States Army Illinois National Guard from 1958–1964. He enjoyed NASCAR, birdwatching and loved getting to know any dog that he crossed paths with.
Visitation: 5 – 7 pm, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: 10 am, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Chaplain Jeff Harter officiating. Burial will follow at Chatham Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
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