Lloyd B. “Babe” Lashaway, 79, of Alvordton, passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 2, 1942 in Liberty Center to Louis “Earl” and Fay Elizabeth (Hoffman) Lashaway. Babe graduated from Camden Frontier High School in 1959 and went on to attend Michigan State University. He honorably served his country in the United States Army, 82nd Airborne during Vietnam.
Babe was the owner and operator of a dairy farm for 30 years. He was also the owner and operator of Babe’s Place in Montgomery, MI and Alvordton. From 1990-2005 he ran the C&C machine at Eagle Picher Industries in Hamilton, IN. Babe attened Alvordton United Brethren, and was a member of the American Legion in Reading, MI, a lifetime member of the Am Vets, and the Montpelier Moose. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, camping and playing pool.
Babe is survived by his children, Jeffrey (Kim) Lashaway of Frontier, MI, Steve L. Lashaway of Frontier, MI and Amanda (Matthew) Lennard of Reading, MI; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Andrew) Donaldson, Ashley (Jon) Klien, Jake Ethan Lashaway, Steven L.E. Lashaway, Alyssa Lashaway, Joscelyn Layman, Sawyer Lennard and Grace Lashaway; two siblings, Melvin Lashaway of Osseo, MI and Connie (Larry) Salisbury of Pioneer; sister-in-law, Margo Lashaway of Pioneer; special friend Sheila Grant and her daughter, Kelli Wells of Alvordton; former spouse and mother of his children, Yolanda Lashaway; other family members and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Raymond Lashaway.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Pioneer Church of the Nazarene. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 1:30 pm at the church with Dr. Dan VanArsdalen to officiate. Interment to follow at Frontier Cemetery in Michigan with military honors being presented by the Reading American Legion. Donations may be made in Babe’s memory to Williams County Veterans Administration or Elara Hospice.
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