Clyde R. Love, 79, of Manteno, and formerly of Peotone, passed away Sunday (Sept. 2, 2018) at Riverside Miller Rehabilitation Center in Kankakee.
A memorial visitation will from 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, until the noon memorial service at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 311 W. Corning Ave., Peotone, where he was a lifelong member. The Rev. John Billow and Nancy Wheeler will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private inurnment services will be in Peotone Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Patricia (Rehberg) Love, whom he married March 1, 1958, in Kankakee. Together they had three children, Gary, Lori and Bob.
Surviving are their daughter, Lori (Joe) Toepper, of Manteno; son, Bob (Mike Cwiok) Love, of Chicago; and daughter-in-law, Susan Love, of Peotone.
Preceding him in death was his son and best friend, Gary Love, on April 22, 2015.
Additional survivors include seven grandchildren, April (Geremy) Adams, Aaron (Dawn) Love, Grant (Areli) Love, Amy (Eric) Cameron, Adam (Tiffany) Toepper, Ben (Brittney) Love and Jessica (Damien) Irby; eight great-grandchildren, Logan, Posie, Jared, Tyler, Kaylee, Lorne, Ira and Oliver; a brother, Sam (Mary) Love, of Manteno; sister, Joan (David) Cedron, of Mountain Home, Ark.; and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his son, he was preceded in death by his father, Clyde L. Love; his mother, Wilma Love Schuck; and a brother, Leslie Love.
Clyde was born Dec. 27, 1938, in Bourbonnais. He was a lifelong member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, where he was a past senior elder and superintendent of Sunday school. While serving as senior elder, he was instrumental in implementing the organ referendum, which led to the installation of the new pipe organ. He also was a member of the church’s dartball team.
He drove a gravel truck for 45 years, retiring in 2004, and was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 786. He loved to hunt and fish. He was a talented woodworker and made numerous pieces of furniture for his family. He enjoyed restoring his father’s 1950 Case Tractor along with his son, Gary, and they participated in many tractor rides and shows together. Clyde was well-known for his ability to tell a joke. “No one could tell a joke better than him,” his family said. “A happier, more friendly person you will never meet. If you knew him, then you were his friend. He will be greatly missed by many, many people.”
Please sign his online guestbook at feddehelfrichcrossfh.com.