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“Joe was my great uncle, he was an amazing man and never put him self first, I loved him dearly. Uncle Joe may you rest in peace, I love you and you...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Phillip Wiegand - North Liberty, IN

“I am so sorry for you all's loss. I miss and love you all. Scotty ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Scott Dunkirk - Phoenix, AZ

“Joe Lowry was my Sunday School teacher all through my childhood at the Walkerton Presbyterian Church. I have many fond memories of him and he was a...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Ken Rohrer - Indianapolis, IN

“Joe and I were Tyner High School classmates (class of 1956) and remained very good friends through the years. My husband Charlie and I always...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Dorothy (Walsh) Korbuly - FL

“We are sorry to hear of the passing of such a great person. Joe was and inspiration, advocate and a supporter to the families and boys of the Boy...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Boy Scout Troop #239 - Tyner, IN

“We are sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Donald and Carole Wielosinski - MI

“Jean, I am heart-broken for you and all of us that have been shocked by Joe's death. We were looking forward to seeing both of you in June at the...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ken Knox - Tucker, GA

“Dear Jean, Brian & Rose: I was sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a wonderful person, always smiling and asking how my family was doing. He...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Terri Bottorff-Dixon - Elkhart, IN


Joseph L. Lowry, 71, of 2900 Plymouth-LaPorte Trail, Walkerton, Indiana, 46574, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at 7:19 p.m., at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, in Plymouth, Indiana. Joseph was born on November 30, 1938, in Plymouth, to Dewey and Mary (Morris) Lowry. Joe graduated from Tyner High School, Tyner, Indiana, in the Class of 1956 and from Indiana Central College, Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1960. On June 25, 1961, Joe and Jean Brant were married in South Bend, Indiana. They had been married for 49 years. Joe was a teacher at the South Bend Community School Corporation for 38 years. He also taught at several other schools, with North Liberty Elementary being one. He had been working as an electrician since 1975. Joe was a member of the Tyner United Methodist Church, where he served as a Lay Leader. He was involved with the Walkerton Community Pantry, served as an elected member of the Walkerton School Board, (serving two terms and was planning to run for a third term), and was a member of the Historical Society, in Walkerton. Joe is survived by his wife, Jean Lowry; their son Brian (Rose) Lowry of Walkerton; three grandchildren, Joanna (Justin) Ritter of Walkerton, Henry Lowry and Jason Lowry both in college; and a great-grandson, Gabriel Ritter of Walkerton. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Devon Lowry, James Lowry, and Walter Lowry; and his sisters, June Kulzar and Juanita Howell. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO THE CHOICE OF THE DONOR ~VISITATION~ FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010, 5:00-9:00 P.M. VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME 300 WEST MADISON STREET PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, 46563 ~FUNERAL~ SATURDAY, MAY 8, 11:00 A.M. TYNER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH THE REV. MICHAEL DIXON, OFFICIATING ~BURIAL~ WOODLAWN CEMETERY, WALKERTON ~MEMORIES MAY BE SHARED AT~ www.vangilderfuneralhome.com Paid-Pilot News and South Bend Tribune

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