Submitted By Michael B. Lovik, March 2006
Orville James Lovik, 88, formerly of Georgia, died at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C., Monday, November 14, 2005.
A private graveside service with military honors was held at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, December 1, at 9:00 a.m. with Military Chaplain, Colonel Lenge, officiating. Mrs. Suzanne Wallace of the United States Air Force Arlington Ladies was present to present a personal note of condolence to Mrs. Lovik and the family on behalf of the Secretary of the Air Force, The Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and the entire Air Force Family.
Master Sergeant Lovik was a veteran of 20 years in the United States Air Force. He honorably served his country during World War II, and held a top-secret security clearance allowing him to work on the atomic test. He was recipient of several medals, commendations and awards. He also served an additional 20 years with Civil Service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Swen and Hilma Lovik of Forest City, Iowa; sisters, Edythe Otis and Irene Oettchen; and brothers, Harry Lovik, Norman Lovik, Roy Lovik and Duane Lovik.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Ward Lovik, of Atlanta, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence Ward and Jean Lovik of Montomery, Alabama; son, Michael Bruce Lovik of Atlanta, Georgia; granddaughter, Melani Lovik of Birmingham, Alabama; granddaughter and her husband, Juli and John Hansen of Calera, Alabama; and one great-grandson, Samuel Lawrence Hansen of Calera, Alabama; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Virgil and Romane Lovik of Fertile, Iowa and Lloyd and Mary Lovik of Grafton, Iowa. and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice.
LOVIK, ORVILLE JAMES
- MSGT US AIR FORCE
- WORLD WAR II, KOREA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 04/30/1917
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/14/2005
- BURIED AT: SECTION 69 SITE 1789
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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