Brian David Lohr, age 51 of Holland, Mich., passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, with his family by his side, after a lengthy struggle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS).
Brian worked for ITW Drawform for 25 years as a Tool and Die Maker. He was an active member of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church.
Brian will be fondly remembered for being a committed and compassionate family man, for his love of competition as a runner and triathlete, his joy for scuba diving, ballroom dancing with his wife Laurie, his eye for detail, his exceptional home brewing, quiet demeanor, witty wisdom, and love for comic relief.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Allen Lohr; his grandparents, Harry and Loretta Lohr, of Forreston, and Ernest and Ruth Ippen of Davis Junction.
Surviving are his wife Laurie of 30 years; daughter, Caitlin (Trevor) Tyler; son, Michael Lohr; granddaughter, Marin Tyler; mother, Ruth Ann Ippen (formerly of Davis Junction.); father-in-law, Donald (Alice) Genzink; siblings, Alan (Kathy) Lohr, Susan (Mike) Childress, Diane (Greg) Schrotenboer; uncles, Delmar Lohr of Forreston., and Warren Ippen of Stillman Valley.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland, Mich., or to the Alzheimer Disease Research Fund 38MPAT072 (c/o Francine Epperson, Dementia Research Coordinator, Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 635 Barnhill Dr., MSA-142, Indianapolis, In. 46202-5120. (This department conducts research on several neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS).