Lockwood, Keith

Keith H. Lockwood 70, of Medina Township, rural Hudson, Mich., died Feb. 27, 2018, surrounded by his family at his home under the care of Great Lakes Hospice. 

He was born Oct. 14, 1947, in Hudson to the late Harold and Doris (Lumbardo) Lockwood.

He married the love of his life, Karen E. Burgess, on Aug. 26, 1967, in Medina,  Mich., and they shared 50 happy years of marriage.

Keith, a life-long farmer, graduated from Morenci Area High School with the Class of 1965 and retired from Hydro Aluminum in 2009, with more than 17 years of service.  He was known for his kind, generous heart, and he dearly loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Keith is survived by his four children, Shane (and Stephanie) Lockwood of Montgomery, Mich., Bradley (and Sheri) Lockwood of Adrian, Mich., Tyler Lockwood of Hudson,  and Lacey (and Michael) Thomas of Clayton, Mich.; 16 grandchildren, Cortney, Makiha, Kaleb, Andrea, Taylor, Brady, Makaela, Dakota, Kyle, Kemberlyn “Lulu,”  Ethan, Lexus, Jayden, Kasey, Savanna, AdaLynn; six great-grandchildren, Danica, Braylon, Wrigley, MayCee, Bentley, Kaiden;  a sister, Joanne (and Weldon) Keller, of Merry Lake, Mich.; brothers-in-law, Charles Russell of Waldron and Roger (and Gail) Burgess of Adrian; sister-in-law, Sue (and David) Bird of Lake Somerset, Mich.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Martha Jane Russell; a brother, Glenn, in infancy; mother-in-law, Eva (Burgess) Lester and father-`in-law, Normal Burgess.

A private funeral service is planned  at Medina Federated Church, with Pastor Darren Lemmon officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Medina Federated Church or Great Lakes Hospice.