Allen Lovekamp

Obituary of Allen Lovekamp

Allen E. Lovekamp, age 71, of Waverly, Il. and formerly of Meredosia area died late Monday (August 27, 2018) at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Il.

He was born March 9, 1947 in Jacksonville, Il. son of the late Edwin “Kiddo” and Anna K. Magelitz Lovekamp.

He married Bonnie Burnett on August 28, 1976 near Arenzville, Il. and she survives.

Also surviving are his children, Todd Lovekamp (fiancé Jamie Meneley) of Jacksonville, Il., Jamie Lovekamp (fiancé Brad Besterfeldt) of Jacksonville, Il.; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Besterfeldt and Caitlin Meneley.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Allen was a graduate of Meredosia/Chambersburg High School.  He was a past employee of Capital Records as well as Jenkins Grocery both in Jacksonville, Il.  He later worked for Moormans Feed Co. in Atlantic, Iowa.  He farmed and recently retired from Bartlows in Rushville, Il.  Allen was an avid bowler and Yahtzee player.  He was a member and organist at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Meredosia, Il.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday (August 31, 2018) at Christ Lutheran Church in Waverly, Il. Burial will be at Waverly East Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. Friday until the time of service at Christ Lutheran Church.  Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, Waverly Rescue Squad or Waverly Senior Center all c/o Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, 349 Tanner, Waverly, Il. 62692.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at