G. Charles “Chuck” Loveland
Memorial mass for G. Charles “Chuck” Loveland, 67, Lawrence will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center. Private inurnment will be held at Pioneer Cemetery. He died Friday, October 24, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Chuck was born April 13, 1947 in Concordia, KS the son of Harvey and Kate (Ennis) Loveland.
He graduated from Riley County High School in Riley, KS in 1965. He received his B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1969. He then received his M.D. from University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City in 1973. Chuck completed his residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO in1976.
Chuck was a Pediatric Physician at Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, P.A. from 1976, retiring in 2013.
He served as a Volunteer Associate Professor of Pediatrics, KUMC (1999-present), School of Medicine Applicate Interview and Selection Committee (1995-present), and Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics and Preceptor (1977-present).
Chuck served on the staff of Lawrence Memorial Hospital since 1976, serving as Chief of Staff (1984-1986), member of the Department of Pediatrics (1976-present), and Chief of Department of Pediatrics (1978-80, 1988-90, 1996-98, 2004-06).
He served in various professional associations including The Douglas County Medical Society (1976 – present, serving as President 1986-88), The Kansas Medical Society (1976 – present), The Greater Kansas City Pediatric Society, (1976-present, serving as President 1990-2000), Kansas Academy of Pediatrics (1976-present, Executive Committee 1996-1998), Kansas University Medical Alumni Association, Board of Directors (1993-present, serving as President 1992-1993), KUMC Distinguished Medical Teaching Fund Board of Directors (1993-present, President 1994-present), Chair, KU School of Medicine Dean’s External Advisory Board (1996-present), Chair, Children’s Mercy Health Network.
Chuck was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center. He was very involved in community activities including, Bert Nash Board of Directors (1977-1979), Volunteer Team Physician for KU Women’s Athletics (1977-1980), Kaw Valley Soccer Association Board of Directors (1984-87, President 1987), Boy Scouts of America, Troop 53 Asst. Scoutmaster (1986-90), Troop Committee Chair (1989), Pelathe District Chair (1990), Friends of the Spencer Art Museum Board (1987-9, President 1988-89), Friends of the Theater Board of Directors (1990-97), USD 497 School Health Advisory Committee (1988-90), Friends of Eutin (Sister City Organization) (1989-present, President , 1989-96), Corporate Fundraising Committee, St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center (1997-2002, Chair 1997), Marriage Preparation Teacher (with Mary), Archdiocese of KC (1988-2002), Guest Lecturer on Selected Topics 6th-12th grade, Lawrence Public Schools (1976-present), Friends of the Lied Board (2002-04), Mentoring Activities for pre-medical students (1976-present), Longtime member of Chancellor’s Club.
He married Mary Catherine Ladesich on September 5, 1970 in Overland Park, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his children, Meredith Brown and husband, Erik, Cincinnati, Ohio, Doug Loveland and wife, Amy, Overland Park, KS, Morgan Robertson and husband, Casey, Branson, MO; Aidan Koster and husband, Dr. Chris Koster, Lawrence, KS; sister, Peggy Loveland, Concordia, KS; brother, Max Loveland and wife, Janiece, Garland, TX; honorary son, Mario Lainfiesta, Boston, MA; eight grandchildren, Reese Loveland, Sofia Loveland, Georgia Loveland, Quentin Loveland, Emma Koster, Claire Koster, Max Brown, and Vivian Bown. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will greet friends Monday, October 27, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Leid Center Pavilion.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Loveland Scholars Fund at the KU Medical School (Kansas University Endowment) or St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Additionally, the family would appreciate stories, personal and professional to be sent to email@example.com
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com.
Our Thoughts and Deepest Sympathy to Dr. Loveland’s familly. He took care of our children when they were younger and was the most compassionate and caring doctor. Heaven has another wonderful Angel.
Our thoughts – prayers – and sympathy is extended to Dr. Lovelands family. He was a wonderful doctor to our son and a wonderful soccer coach. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Dr Chuck was the most caring physician for both my children and grandchildren. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
My sympathy and prayers to the family of Charles Loveland. Charles was my high school classmate and I remember many good times with him then and over the years as we have gone our separate ways. May all who mourn know anew the peace of God as He enfolds them in His comforting arms. Peace be to the memory of a fellow 1965 RCHS Classmate. Kevin Larson
We are so sorry to hear about this . We owed Dr. Loveland so much. He literally saved our daughter more than once with his quick thinking and his knowledge of her problems. This is just so sad. He spent most of his life helping people. Thanks Dr. Loveland. We will miss you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. This would include, I think, all the extended family Dr. Loveland touched in his years of practice. What a truly remarkable, caring, passionate, funny, knowledgeable and amazing man. He was there for our family through all the best times of our lives. And through some of the worst. We will miss him. The community will miss him. May God’s love shine upon him now.
When our daughter was born in September 2001, Dr. Loveland was our first choice for her pediatrician, and I was so touched by the way he held her and talked to her from the very first day of her life. I shall never forget the call I received a few days later from Dr. Loveland, on the morning of September 11, 2001, just as the horrible events in our nation’s history were taking place. Olivia was jaundiced and needed to be re-admitted to the hospital for a few days. At the time, I was so worried that I had already erred in some way as a new mother, but his gentle and loving care gave me tremendous comfort and reassurance. She was well and back at home in just a few days, and the years have since taught me that was just a tiny blip on the radar, but his care for her and for me was never forgotten. That same wonderful bedside manner was ever-present each time we made routine visits to his office over the following years, and I am so grateful for his dedication to medicine and our community. God’s peace and warm memories to his family, whom he clearly adored.
I am so sorry to hear this is an unimaginable loss to the family but as well as the community he was a great man and a wonderful physician R. I. P.
Dr Loveland was all 3 of my boys pediatrician. He
was a awesome Dr I was sadden to hear that he
had passed away. My thoughts and prayers go
out to his family. He will be greatly missed
R.I.P. DR LOVELAND!
my family will miss dr loveland greatly. he was a wonderful doctor and a wonderful co-worker.
He was such a kind hearted person, & a wonderful doctor! May god rest his soul! Rest easy!
Dr.Loveland was a great doctor and cared so much for kids. He helped my kids through there childhood and that was not easy . R.I.P. Dr. Loveland.
I’ve gotten to know you guys as regulars at HyVee. I’m so saddened by this news. I’m sending as many prayers for peace and healing as possible for your family during this trying time.
My condolences to the family, and to the extended family at Lawrence Pediatrics and Adolescence Medicine. Dr. Loveland was my childrens doctor, and they were so comfortable with him. He was funny, kind hearted, and a genuine friend to children. This is a great loss to the community.
Dr. Loveland was my pediatrician and my daughter’s pediatrician. He was a wonderful doctor and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
My sympathy and prayers are with Mary and Dr. Loveland’s entire family. We came to Lawrence in 1976 and our son Josh was among his first patients. Dr. Chuck was a caring and compassionate Physician to my 2 sons. Our families spent many years on the soccer fields together as the new youth soccer league was born. Dr. Chuck, may your memory be for a blessing.
The Bassett family sends our deeps sympathies & condolences. Dr. Loveland took care of two generations of our family. He was more than a doctor, he was a genuine person who cared about his patients and their family going above and beyond on several occasions to make sure we were all ok. He alway made us smile and feel at ease while caring for our family. We were very fortunate and will always be greatful to have had him in our lives. Heaven received an angel.
Chuck was one of the most caring and influential people in my life, taking me with him on rounds and letting me assist where I could. He helped me through a difficult part of my life and was the one who laughed,”…you just needed to find Caroline.” – now my wife.
Chuck was practicing with Dr. Branson, my childhood pediatrician and another remarkable man – and more than carried on the integrity, caring and love of that office.
There may be less than five that I would count as the most important men who helped shape me. Dr. Charles Loveland, you were one of them. All of my love and prayers to your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. Chuck was a dear, dear man and when I think of him, I smile. He has a great example of grace. He accepted people for who they were and always gave them room to ‘become’, grow and heal. Words cannot expressed my gratitude for the father figure he was to my brother, Mario.
We are blessed to have known him. May he rest in peace. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
I will always have fond memories of Dr. Loveland as my doctor as well as my son’s. He was always patient, kind, and took time with us. Prayers to his family! May the Lord bless you and give you comfort during this difficult time!
Dr. Loveland was not only my children’s pediatrician all their lives, he was also my grandchildren’s doctor. He was so loving, funny, warm and compassionate. My daughter remembers him teasing her with the “threat” of a shot on her visits. My oldest son loved him so much that he didn’t want to stop seeing him even in his teen years. His love for his patients and his family in which he displayed throughout his office over the years shined through in everything he did. God bless you Dr. Loveland for taking such great care of everyone you came in contact with. My sincere condolences to his wife Mary and beautiful children and grandchildren. God bless an comfort you.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Chuck. He was a wonderful physician and kind gentleman who provided superb care to my daughter. It was an honor to know him. My condolences to his family for the passing of such a dear man.
When we think of all the lives, especially children’s lives, that Chuck and Mary have touched over the years, it truly boggles the mind. We are simply devastated by this news but also happy that he had such an incredible, meaningful well- lived life. No doubt he is surrounded in heaven right now, by the kids who need him there. Peace to you all, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our prayers go out to Dr. Loveland’s family. We will never forget the help and guidance he Carolyn, Leigh, and me when our son Craig died.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Mary, Meredith, Doug, Morgan & Aidan. Dr. Loveland was a very good, caring and loveable man. I remember when he took over for Dr. Branson and seeing him at church, and at the Loveland house when we went over to play. The Lawrence community has lost a wonderful doctor and person. He will be greatly missed!
What an honor to be able to count you and Mary as friends and guardians of my son Mario when we moved to California. You opened your home and hearts when we needed it the most. God bless you Chuck. You, Mary and your children mean so much to us. I know Mario misses you so much. Yes, heaven has another wonderful Angel. Our deepest condolences to the family. Los queremos mucho.
Our deepest sympathies to Mary and all of the members of the Loveland family. Dr. Loveland cared for our children and our family with such love and warmth, and his presence in our lives and community will be so dearly missed. He has been lost to us far too soon. Our sincere condolences to all who knew him.
Dr. Loveland was a great guy. Even though he always told you to call him Chuck, I never could, even though we were quasi related (same uncle from different sides). He delivered our daughter. He stayed when he had business elsewhere, so I’ll never forget that. He will be missed.
My heart goes out to the Loveland family and all who loved him. I worked as his nurse at PANDA for over 4 years and was truly grateful to know and work for him. He helped and cared for so many people beyond daily patient care. I remember how he always lit up when his wife or family came to the office to visit, making them a priority. I’m so sorry for your loss, I will remember and miss him always.
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a nice, caring, loving, funny person. Dr. Loveland took care of me and my sister, Kyra. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed. The community will miss him.
It is with a heavy heart that I write, as Chuck, i.e. Dr. Loveland was so beloved and respected by our family. He was a friend and our daughter’s physician from birth through high school. What a loving, brilliant, yet accessible doctor he was! I’d like to reference a favorite entry in a journal I kept while my daughter was in preschool. October 9, 1981: “Suzanne had her 3 year old checkup today with Dr. Loveland. He said she is in terrific shape. . . . Dr. Loveland said we didn’t need to see him for another check-up until Suzanne was 4. When I said we’d miss him, Dr. Loveland said, ‘you can all me on the telephone.’ Suzanne proceed to ask, ‘What’s his telephone number?'”
Most sincere condolences from Jim and Susan Hasselle
Our deepest condolences to Dr. Loveland’s family. He was a wonderful, kind and caring man and we were lucky to have him as our son’s doctor. He will be deeply missed.
Many prayers to Dr. Loveland’s family and friends during this difficult time. He will be remembered fondly by many people. God bless.
My sincere condolence and sympathy.
Melba M. Still, R.N.
Dr. Loveland took care of both our daughters, and he was a kind and caring doctor. So many families in Lawrence were lucky to have been part of his practice. We enjoyed running into him and Mary over the years, and he will be terribly missed. Our sincerest condolences to his entire family.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Dr. Loveland was an AMAZING doctor and just a wonderful person, he was my daughters doctor up tell he just recently retired. I am completely heartbroken as well as my daughter is. Another beautiful angel was given to GOD.. He will be dearly missed.
you were a wonderful and much loved Dr and man, may your legacy live on. Your family is in our prayers.
Dr. Loveland was my doctor growing up. I will always remember his fish and his hugs!
One enduring memory of Dr. Loveland. When our firstborn came in to his clinic, a young resident became gravely concerned about what looked like bluish bruises on the baby’s backside. I’m pretty sure he was ready to report the baby’s parents to the authorities. In comes Dr. Loveland who patiently explains to his apprentice that a lot of Asian babies are born with so-called “Mongolian Spots” which appear in that general area of the body. Steph still calls him her knight in shining armor that day. We tell that story to each of our kids (who were all born with the “spots”). That little firstborn is 17 now, getting ready for college. Thank you Dr. Loveland for all you have done to make the world a better place, especially for clueless new parents.
Mary and family,
Thank you for making it possible for Chuck to do the wonderful things that he did. What an impact he has had on Lawrence. You are in my heart.
Mary and Kids…
Hi there – you may not remember me, but your family invited some college students (back in late 70s and early 80s) to your house to decorate your Christmas tree and I babysat the kids when you and Chuck went to Chicago. I have other memories as well, but as a student at KU and member of St. Lawrence, I always looked at the two of you with fascination. My condolences to you all — so hard to lose a loved one.
Lori Lynch Bryan
Mary & Family:
So sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. Loveland, he was a wonderful man and took care of my children and many others. Sending our thoughts and prayers your way.
Arthur, Barbie, Jacob & Marcella Wolford
My sincerest condolences to Dr. Loveland’s family and friends. He was my oldest daughter’s pediatrician up until we moved two years ago. He always had a gentle hand and a kind heart. I’m am deeply saddened to hear of his loss.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of a great and wonderful man. Dr. Loveland was a god send for my daughter. She loved, and trusted this kind big hearted soul. His passing is a great loss for the medical field. Our prayers are with his family at their time of this big loss.
My warmest thoughts and deepest prayers go out to the Loveland family. Dr. Loveland was beloved in the Lawrence community and will be greatly missed. I hope sweet memories and the support of all whose lives he touched will carry you all through this time of sadness. Prayers up.
Our sympathy and prayers are with you for the tragic loss of Dr. Chuckie, as Melissa and Kevin often referred to him. Your husband looked over the health of both of our children from infants to adolescents.
I remember the time when Melissa and Kevin got into a fight and Melissa slammed Kevin’s head into a doorknob and slightly split Kevin’s forehead. We called Dr. Loveland, and he said I will meet you in the hospital in 15 minutes. After a few stitches, Kevin was back in good spirits. This gesture by your husband showed he was a man who really cared about his “kids.”
John and Shari Stamer
Dr. Loveland was the most kind-hearted, compassionate doctor and man, and I am so saddened to hear that he passed away. I truly appreciate the care he gave me over the years. He was an incredible person who clearly had an incredible impact on his community.
Dr. Loveland was my pediatrician as a child and was also my children’s’ doctor from birth until he retired. He was a great doctor, a funny guy and I was very sad when he retired because I always trusted his advice to the fullest.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Loveland’s family. He definitely made his stamp on this community and will forever be remembered.
I am so saddened to hear of Dr. Loveland’s passing. Our family will be praying for the Loveland family and the community of Lawrence. Dr. Loveland help to save my brother who was born at 28 weeks in 1975. When the ambulance drivers were asking my father for a name for the death certificate, Chuck looked at my dad and said; “this baby isn’t going to die.” He was right, my brother is 39 years old now, thanks in part to Chuck Loveland. He was my pediatrician and I took my two boys to him. I loved the way he kissed the top of their head and gave out hugs. He was an amazing Dr., one of a kind.
Chuck’s son, Doug and our son, Andy were both in scouts together. Chuck and I were assistant scout master’s together along with several others. We used to camp out about 1 weekend a month. Chuck would make a great pineapple upside down cake in a Dutch oven over an open fire. Great guy and a great doctor. We were blessed to have him in out lives. Lots of fond memories.
My condolences on your loss. Dr. Loveland was all of my children’s doctor and he was in the room when my youngest was born. He was a wonderful man and doctor and we miss him. His patient rooms were always filled with pictures of his family, so they were always with him. My kids all adored him, as did I. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We feel blessed to have known him.
Doug and Amy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Dr .Loveland was my children’s doctor for over a decade. He was an amazing person. He will be greatly missed by so many.
I was very saddened to hear of Dr. Loveland’s passing. He was truly a beacon of kindness and good humor. My sincerest condolences to Mary and the entire Loveland family. We’re thinking about you.
I was one of the many medical students who rotated with Chuck throughout the years. Seeing how much he enjoyed working with children and there families was one of the reasons I went in to pediatrics. I was fortunate to be able to spend a month working with him during my pediatric residency as well. This is a great loss not only for his patients and family but for the profession as well.
My deepest condolences for your loss, your husband and father was also my daughter’s pediatrician. He was an inspiration and an example of a life well lived. He positively impacted countless lives and changed the world for the better. It was an honor to have known him.
Dr. Loveland was an awesome physician to our son who was born two months early. We were new to Lawrence and didn’t really know anyone. He was particularly knowledgeable about how to convert to breastfeeding, something about which many pediatricians did not have much knowledge. He was a wonderful physician to our three sons. Knowing him as a person, he was an extremely loving and wonderful man. He will be missed by many!
I was a young ER nurse when I first met Chuck. All times of the day and night he would come when we called. He was an amazing physician that I chose for my own children. His leadership and compassion extended into all aspects of our community and we are enriched by his service and humanity. He loved his family and I will keep you in my prayers.
Chuck was simply an outstanding physician, person and friend in all aspects! He always had a smile on his face and it was always genuinely fun to be in his presence. He loved Lawrence, KU, and being a physician and one of the most caring I have ever known. He will be more than missed.
I so enjoyed knowing and working with Dr. Loveland over the years. He was a long time faculty member in the Orr Academic Society at the KU School of Medicine. In this role, he served as the advisor for many of our students, particularly those planning a career in Pediatrics. We have lost a great friend and colleague…..
Mary and the Family,
We feel so sad for your loss and you have the sympathy of our whole family. We are grateful to have had Dr Loveland care for our daughters and as we write this we realize how secure we felt with our children in his care. We never worried long about any physical problem because we knew “Dr Loveland would take care of it”…and he always did. The words “kind” and “caring” are used repeatedly throughout all the condolences, and we cannot imagine any higher tribute for a physician. Thank you for sharing him with our community because we are all better for knowing him.
Diane and Ron Ash
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with your family during this difficult time. To all the Dr.Loveland’s Family. He was such a wonderful doctor he took care of our five children when they where younger and he was a wonderful man. He now has his wonderful angel wings and is in heaven and at peace.
Dr. Loveland was a kind and loving soul! We were honored to have him treat our girls and he was always kind and generous to us all. We are so grateful to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Chuck had a huge influence on my life and medical career. Shadowing him on hospital rounds and in the office certainly provided practical exposure to patient care. However, the primary lessons learned from Chuck were those that he demonstrated consistently: compassion, integrity, humor and unconditional dedication to patients, friends and family.
Mary and kids,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Loveland. We had such fond memories of all of you when you lived on 70th street. He will be forever missed.
My heartfelt condolences go out to you all.
We also wish to express our deepest sympathies to Dr. Loveland’s family. I first met Dr. Loveland over 30 years ago when he was called in as a consultant after my son’s birth. It was a difficult time and I received more emotional support and comfort from Dr. Loveland than I did from my own physician. For this I will always be grateful. I knew then he was the one who would care for my children. He was more than our doctor, he was a friend.
G. Charles Loveland
The ability to smile
when one’s heart drains in discord
to sustain cheeks aloft
when the head follows the eyelids
knowing empathy requires work
a child into rejoicing
the opportunity to grow learn become better
citizenship into Loveland
The commitment to generosity
the gratitude of loving – Loved
to extend the hand
to those embarrassed to meet it
spread out both arms at once
cradle of roots into the soil
because it’s a hoot to see what they become
The respect of presence
pauses and hurries but attendance
on early arrivals from the field or a dance
just loud enough for diction
could miss it
but you didn’t
The will to enjoy
Chuck liked his bling
or as a brother said
Maybe it was that shine was given to him
by Mary Love and she does love land
The one that challenges
What Would Chuck Do?
Whatever it takes, every day and every time
The ability to smile
The commitment to generosity
The respect of presence
The will to enjoy
Citizenship into Loveland
I was so grateful and surprised to see Dr Loveland the day after my daughter Hannah was born. I was a terrified new mother and he assured me Hannah was perfect and we would be just fine. When Caroline arrived a few years later, there he was giving that wonderful welcome kiss on the head that so many of our children received. May all the kindness you’ve shown us be an example we carry forward.