John R. Love age 62 passed away at Hospice House on Monday, September 28, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. John was born on June 24, 1958 in St. Johns the son of Lloyd C. and Donna (Clark) Love. He graduated from St. Johns High School with the Class of 1976, and had worked as a mechanic all of his life, most notable as a motorcycle mechanic. On September 29, 1979 he married Kathy Griffith in St. Johns and she survives him. John was extremely dedicated and passionate about off-road motorcycling: motocross, Enduros, Hare Scrambles, flat track, Supermoto, organized road racing and ice racing. He was a thrill seeker, but also practical. He never jumped the triple, instead settling for a double & a single. He also enjoyed mountain biking and cross-country snow skiing.
John is also survived by son, Erik (Kasey) Love of Lansing and daughter, Kaitlyn (Josh) Love of North Carolina. He has one grandchild, Dean Sickelka, and an expected granddaughter in November. There are three brothers, Kenneth Love of St. Johns, Norman (Lila) Love of Jackson and Keith (Becky) Love of Ovid, as well as, cousins, nieces and nephews, including his nephew & riding buddy Chad. He was preceded in death by his parents. There will be no services at this time, but a memorial service will be held in the Spring. Contributions may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan and Road2Recovery. Arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home.
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