Robert Arthur Louwers of Fort Myers passed away on Feb. 12, 2010 in his home at Cypress Cove. He was 85.
He was born on Jan. 9, 1925 in Detroit, Mich. He moved to Sanibel Island in 1978, and was the owner of the Island Exxon (now Shell) and Island Chevron (now BP) service stations for many years.
Bob was a member of the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club and was the recipient of the prestigious Melvin Jones Award for his service to the club and the community. He was dedicated to serve the Lions Club and was especially fond of the Leader Dog program that was located near his home in Rochester, Mich.
Robert A. Louwers
Bob will be dearly missed at Cypress Cove for his volunteer services at the Inn and the Lodge, helping many others have a better day. He was always a great "people person." He was an avid golfer and member of the Dunes Golf Club. His golf buddies were never sure if he loved the game of golf or the hawking of all the balls he gathered. Bob was a great card player and never passed up the opportunity to participate in a game of pinochle, euchre or bridge.
Robert is survived by his four children, his son Thomas Louwers and wife Theresa, daughter Lynnette Frikker and husband Mark, son Paul Louwers and wife Sherry and daughter Connie Brown. Bob's legacy will live on thru his ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way in Sanibel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club, P.O. Box 391, Sanibel, FL 33957.