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Lowell says goodbye to 'Mr. Showboat,' Ivan Blough

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Ivan Blough

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) -- The people of of the city are saying their final goodbyes to a man who had a significant impart on the city.

A large crowd gathered at Lowell High School Thursday morning for Ivan Blough's funeral.

He died Saturday after a tractor he was using to cut grass rolled over onto him.

Among the people remembering Blough Thursday were the Boy Scouts, with whom Blough worked for more that five decades.

"As Ivan put it, it's God, fellowship, and family," Boy Scout Dirk Ritzema of Troop 102 said. "Those three are very great parts of his life. He gave to the community as well as the boy scouts, and he gave himself in all kinds of things. Whenever someone needed help he was there."

Blough helped rebuild the city's landmark showboat after a storm destroyed it in the late 1970s. He was also known for founding the Lowell cable system.

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