Richard F. "Dick" Lowe

December 14, 1924 - August 2, 2015
Vicksburg, MI



Wednesday, August 5, 2015
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Life Story Funeral Homes - Rupert, Durham, Marshall & Gren
Vicksburg Location
409 South Main Street
Vicksburg, MI 49097
(269) 649-1697

A Rosary will follow at 6pm

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Ste. 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 345-0273
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St. Martin of Tours Building Fund
5855 East W Ave.
Vicksburg, MI 49097
(269) 649-1629


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Heirloom Rose
407 S. Grand St.
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
(269) 679-3010
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Life Story / Obituary


Dick died on August 2nd at his home surrounded by his family. Dick was born on December 14, 1924 in Park Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan. The son of Frank P. Lowe and Ivy (Zerby) Lowe. He was a resident of the Vicksburg area his entire life with an exception of the two years he served with the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Harriet (LaVerne) Oakleaf, Helen Stafinski, Dorothy Klaassen, Patrick Lowe and Robert (Patricia) Lowe. On October 22, 1949, Dick was united in marriage to Elizabeth (Betty) Dorrance who survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Beth Haines of Tecumseh; son, Richard “Rick” (Kim Thornton) Lowe of Three Rivers; six grandchildren: Jason, Jared, Jordan (Amanda), Lauren Haines, Corey Aukerman and Kelly (Ahamed) Aukerman Morsi; eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may meet with Dick’s family from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 with a Rosary to follow at Life Story Funeral Home, Vicksburg (409 S. Main, Vicksburg 269-649-1697) A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, along with a private burial in Mint Cemetery, Park Township.

Please visit Dick’s webpage at where you can sign his guestbook and share a memory. Those who wish may make memorial donations to: Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan , St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Building Fund, and or a charity of one’s choice.