Lewis “Arlo” Irwin Jr, age 64, of Clare, passed away on Sunday, August 17, at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. He was born the son of Lewis and Virginia Rae (Green) Irwin on Jan. 29, 1950 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Lewis had served with the US Army in Viet Nam and upon returning home he entered and served as a Staff Sgt. with the Michigan National Guard. He had worked as a stock clerk in With Giantway Supermarket and with Witbeck’s Foods. He had moved to Farwell with his family at the age of 4 years old and has lived in the area for most of his life.
Survivors include his children, Paula (Tom) Ackerman of Farwell, Jeff (Leslie) Irwin of Virginia, Rachel Jones of Clyde N.C., and Rebecca (Derek) Cook of Mt. Pleasant, his sisters, Betty Hanchett of Clare and Kathleen (Norm) Brown of Farwell. Also surviving are his 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Earl.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 11 AM from the Farwell Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Young officiating. Burial will be in St. Henry’s Cemetery in Rosebush. Friends may meet with his family on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Joshua’s House or to the American Red Cross. If you are unable to attend, you are invited to leave the family an online condolence message at www.stephenson-wyman.com