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Lorin  Clark Oversmith

Lorin Clark Oversmith
  • October 14, 1939 - December 27, 2021
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Julie and family, we are so very sorry to read of Lorin's passing. He was truly a remarkable man. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts are...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Alice Martin - Woodland, MI

“Lornie, as we always called him, was always a part of my family, the Woodmans,when I was a kid growing up. We got together for picnics or just a...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Coni Haney - Lakeland, FL

“Julie, we are very sorry for your loss, Lorin was a very giving person, we will always remember the great times we had together playing cards at your...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Ron & Carol Hansen - Lakeland, MN

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I remember when he lived at the lake with sandy back when i was married to warren fruin. So...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Merry Leclear - Friend

“For as long as I can remember, Lorin was always in my life. He literally lived across the street from me on Harris when I was born in Battle Creek in...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Steven Shupp - Poway, CA

“Lorin was a very nice man who always had a smile & had nice things to say to everyone & me. My mother Obelia Katz was head of the union for the BC...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Gary Katz - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry for your loss . He will be missed greatly. We enjoyed you both so much for so many years. Can't believe the time has gone so fast. 25+...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Ann and bill Carter

“Grandpa,You were a great joy to your grandchildren and great-grandchildren. You will truly be missed by so many and we all have so many loving...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Aundria Meyer - Otsego, MI

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief, and find comfort from knowing that God draws close to the broken-hearted. ”
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Lorin Clark Oversmith, 82, of Battle Creek, Michigan died at home, comforted by his family at his side.

Lorin was born October 14, 1939 in Battle Creek to Lorin Austin and Emma Florence (Fruin) Oversmith. He was a 1958 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. Lorin proudly served his country in the Air National Guard from 1957 to 1963. He retired from the Kellogg Company in 1994 after 34+ years of dedicated service. After retirement, Lorin was president of the Kellogg Picnic in Alamo, Texas.

He was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in Bedford Township. He was also a member of the Kellogg 25 Year Club, Hastings Moose Lodge and a Gideon Bible Member. Lorin and his wife Julie together had remodeled 28 rental units that they owned and operated. They also owned and operated Professional Carpet Systems for many years. He enjoyed boating, golfing, going on cruises, water skiing, scuba diving and traveling. Lorin and Julie were winter Texans and enjoyed going to Texas every winter since he retired and even building a home there that he designed. He attended most of his BCCHS reunions and was the MC one year.

Lorin was formerly married to Saundra (Bailey) Oversmith. Lorin was united in marriage to Julie Ann (Stowell) Landon on December 30, 1983. Lorin had a deep love for all of his family and always said he was so blessed to have each of them. Surviving are his wife, Julie Oversmith; daughter, Carol Ann (Tim) Berridge of Martin; son Lorin C. (Kristi) Oversmith, Jr., of Davenport, FL; and daughter Felicia Dione (Landon) Cook of Grand Rapids; grandchildren Aundria (Jeff) Meyer, Amy (Kevin) Brandes, Amber (Matt) Dombrowski, Allyson (Jeff) Salmon, T.J. (Kristina) Berridge, Marcus Cook, Kloey Oversmith and seventeen great-grandchildren (and one more due in the spring); three sisters, Marlyne Groves, Mary Ann (Chuck) Cook, Patricia (Dale Martin) Paul all of Battle Creek; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Lorin was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers-in-law Kenneth Groves and Phillip Paul, Sr. and nephew Greg Stowell.

Friends will be received 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2022, at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2022. The service will be livestreamed and may be viewed at: or you may also view it on the Farley Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home Facebook page. Interment and Military Honors by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and Hastings American Legion Post #45 will follow at Union Cemetery in Maple Grove Township, Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice, 750 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 / Phone: (616) 391-4200. Personal messages for the family may be placed at