Garry Hill is starting his first term as president for LLPOA, while VP early this year he finished out the 2nd half of Dave White’s president's term because of Dave’s medical issues. Garry and his wife Louise live on 700 where they purchased their original home in 2001. In 2006 they moved in full time after a 2-year stint in China. They rebuilt and moved into their current home in 2008. He is retired from Delphi Corporation and was Chief Manufacturing Engineer for 9 plants in Asia. They lived in Shanghai China for 2 years and where he was a member of the Asian executive staff for Delphi E & C managing manufacturing engineers at plants in China, Thailand, Korea, Australia and India. To say the least, they love traveling and have been to New Zealand, as well all countries mentioned. After retirement he worked as IT Project Manager for a year. As well as travel, Garry enjoys fishing and is a Master Gardener through Purdue University. He is also a global news junkie. Garry & Louise have three children and many grandchildren who enjoy a lot of time at the lake.
Gary is fairly new to the board, but has already jumped in with both feet, taking on the role as VP. He has been very involved with the Lake Enhancement committee for the past several years prior to joining the board. Gary and is wife Claire live on Brown Road. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, they purchased their lake home in 2004. In 2008 they made this their year-round home and began a huge renovation plan that spanned over 5 years. Gary, being the handyman did almost all the work himself. He is currently employed by Old National Bank and has 35 years experience in the financial services industry. When not working he enjoys working in the yard, sailing, and about any project he can find around the house. The Hicks have two daughters, both married with families. Their girls and five grandchildren love coming to “Poppy’s” house at the lake!
Kendyle and her husband Frank have summered on Loon Lake for 4 years this past July, although had been coming to the lake for an additional two years to visit daughter and son in law before deciding to purchase and remodel their cottage. They live in Fort Wayne when they are not here. She is retired from PNC Bank. Hobbies include cooking, reading and enjoying family and friends. They have two children, a son in Cincinnati with five children and their daughter here on the lake that has two children. Kendyle states, “I love all the wonderful people at Loon Lake. They have enriched my life!”
JoAn and her family, hubby David and son Christopher (11) have been on the lake for eight years. They live on the corner of Sycamore and Brown. JoAn has served as secretary for the past few years and also oversees the Loon Lake apparel sales. She holds her teaching credentials and is currently a substitute teacher for the area schools. She has just stepped down from president of PIE at Northern Heights Elementary. She enjoys reading, traveling and riding her bike. JoAn states, “I enjoy living on Loon Lake - this coming from a city girl!” She loves how much people care about this lake and the way we take care of each other.
Another new addition to the board, Bruce Graham calls 2760 Sycamore as his part time home. He and his wife Faye purchased the cottage in 2007 with parents and his brother. But, now it is just the two of them looking forward to making this their permanent address. They have made additions and improvements looking towards those years. For many years Bruce and Faye had a cruiser on Dale Hollow Lake in Kentucky and spent weekends there on the water. So, he is not new to lake life. Bruce retired from the Carmel, Indiana Police Department after 34 years. Together he and Faye have three married daughters and four grandchildren. Since Faye is still working, they also own a home in Fishers when they are not at the lake. Bruce loves boating, fishing and relaxing with their Loon Lake family.
Carol purchased her home on Sycamore on Loon Lake in January 2000. However, she first visited Heller's Pointe in 1963 and continued visits throughout the years. Her sister still owns the family home at the end of Maple Lane. Carol can remember the grocery store/gas station, the rental fishing boats, the campground and she loves the history and legends of Loon Lake! Carol has been on the Board for seven years and a past Vice President. She currently has an "encore" job with AVI Food Systems after spending 35 years in the fire protection industry. Carol says, “Loon Lake is my constant and I am working hard to preserve it for all my children that visit the compound at Camp Aunt Carol!”
Claire has served on the board for the past several years, holding the office of treasurer for many of those years. She currently is the “editor” for the board, publishing the newsletters and sending out e-mail blasts and other correspondence. She lives with her husband, “VP” Gary on Brown Road. She is basically retired after having spent her life in many capacities: stay at home mom (18 years) elementary teacher (13 years), administrative assistant at Taylor University Fort Wayne (6 years) and most recently teller at small local credit union for 5 years. For fun, Claire enjoys knitting, reading and spending time with friends, especially playing cards. She loves having their five grandchildren here on the lake. They renovated their home with plenty of space for both families to come spend time at the lake as she fondly did at her grandparents’ lake home throughout childhood. “Going to ‘The Lake’ is one of the best memories of her childhood and wishes all children have that opportunity.
Steve is one of our newest board members, but not new to the lake. He and his wife Erin bought their first lake cottage on Sycamore Lane in 2009. They moved to Maple Lane, remodeled and updated an older home and are now rebuilding their dream lake home. For the past 16 years he has been employed by Alcatel-Lucent as a Computer Engineer and works from his home. Many a sunny summer afternoon you will find Steve taking their two sons, Cam and Zach tubing, a great advantage of working from home. Steve is a computer wizard and has been a great help to the board even before coming on board. He developed the Loon Lake website prior to becoming a director. Steve did not admit it, but sources have it he is quite a handyman and will tackle about any home improvement project. His hobbies and interests revolve around his children’s interests and activities.
Steve Weaver is our newest board member, coming on board late in 2015. He has lived at Loon Lake in 1973. His wife Linda joined him here in 1985. Steve retired from the State of Indiana in September 2014 after 38 years of service. His wife works for the Whitely County Work Release center. They have 3 sons, 12 grand children, the oldest being 25 year old twins and the youngest just 3 months. Steve enjoys gardening and landscaping while Linda works on her plants. They love being on the lake in their pontoon. Linda lived in Fort Wayne for many years, but has found the friendliness of lake residents to be very upbeat and helpful. Steve has been a long time golfer and has gotten Linda to join him on the links last year. She is determined to beat him this year! Both the Weavers are BIG Ohio State fans and attend several games each year.
Tena and her husband Rick moved into their new home at Loon Lake on December 24, Christmas Eve in 2003! What a time to move in! They have lived at Big Lake for over 20 years and were excited about lakefront living for the first time. Their home is on 600, the sixth home coming out from the boat launch. Tena is currently employed by Parkview Health as a registered nurse, splitting her week between Parkview Whitley and the Randalia campus in Fort Wayne. In her spare time, she enjoys her flower gardens, fishing and crafts. Tena and Rick havd a son who lives in California and a daughter in Fort Wayne. She is about to get her fifth grandchild and enjoys them all very much. They love swimming and all the other activities the lake has to offer. Tena says, “Life just doesn’t get any better than being at the lake! It brings people together!”