Loren C. W. Blocher, age 99 of Lowell, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wives, Anna and Fannie; parents Clinton & Mable; sister Evelyn (Willard) Haight; brothers George, Leo (Flossie), Rev. J. Leroy, Paul; daughter Sue Ann; stepdaughters Patricia, Mary Lou; stepson Douglas; and brother-in-law Richard. He is survived by his children, William (Emily) Blocher of Washington, Loren (Patricia) Blocher Jr. of Washington, Thomas Blocher of California; stepchildren Ronald (Sue) Cary, Kathy (Yassine) Nhaddou; brother, Lavern Blocher; sister, Betty Craig; sisters-in-law Retha Blocher, Donna Blocher; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Loren proudly served in the Navy during WWII in the South Pacific from 1944-1945; and then retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service as a Chief Master Sergeant. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 26, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. Funeral will be Wednesday, December 27, 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Lowell, 2275 W. Main St., Lowell, MI 49331.