Dale Lowery

Dale Robert Lowery, 92, Fostoria, passed away at 10:06 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.
He was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Carey, to the late Harley J. and Clara T. (Boes) Lowery. He married Alma Shaull and she died in 1980. He then married Charlotte K. Marugg in 1985 and she survives in Fostoria.
Also surviving are eight children, Robert (Debbie) Lowery, Waxahachie, Texas; Vicki (Michael) Shedwell, Naperville, Ill.; Thomas (Chris) Lowery, Dodge City, Kan.; David Lowery, Wright, Kan.; Patrick Lowery, Garden City, Kan.; Steven Lowery, Reston, Va.; Janet Lowery (John Kirian Jr.), Mt. Juliet, Tenn,; and Karen (Joe) O’Connor, Tiffin; 19 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, three step-children, Eddie Jo (Linda) England, Delaware; Valorie Jo (Paul) Guerrero, Bellbrook, and Michael Dwayne (Julie) England, Dayton; eight step-grandchildren, three brothers, Ramon (Beatrice) Lowery, Arlen (Sue) Lowery and Gerald (Joanne) Lowery, all of Fostoria; and a sister, Gloria Krupp, Temperance, Mich.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Oldaker; and five brothers, Donald, Darrell, Paul, Dean and Roy Lowery.
Dale was a graduate of Carey High School and a WWII United States Army veteran where he was a tank mechanic. He retired in 1995 as a boiler operator at Autolite, Fostoria, after 39 years of service.
He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and the former Ford Wagon Train Camping Club. He rode his bike 10 years in the Great Ohio Bike Adventure. He was a beekeeper, wine and cider maker and a longtime St. Wendelin Festival worker, where he built many of the booths and spinning wheels. He was a blood donor, woodworker and loved traveling. Dale enjoyed watching westerns, especially John Wayne and Gunsmoke and Ohio State football.
Visitation will be held Thursday Sept. 7, from 4-8 p.m. at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, with the Rev. Todd Dominique presiding. Military honors will be provided by the Fostoria United Veterans and committal prayers will take place in the Veterans Memorial Chapel of Fountain Cemetery. Burial will follow at St. Wendelin Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the American Red Cross, Bridge Hospice or the Fostoria United Veterans.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.

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