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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)
Saturday August 29th, 2020

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Mike Lowrey

Mike Lowrey, age 66, of Galatia, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 11:55 a.m. in his home.

Mike was born on August 11, 1954 in Muncie, Indiana, a son of Jesse Charles and Margie Flo (Brown) Lowrey.  Mike attended Ball State University in Muncie.  He spent many years working as an insurance professional, including working for Blue Cross Blue Shield, General Casualty and Midwest Security.  After retiring from the insurance industry, he worked as a machinist, and retired from that career after working for Precision Tool.

Mike married Kristi McQueen in 1973 and to this union three daughters were born.  He later married Vickie Harmon-Haseker on November 11, 2015 in Williamson County, Illinois and she survives in Galatia.  Mike was a Mason, an avid Harley rider, and an avid Green Bay Packer’s fan.  He enjoyed fishing, coin collecting, was a history enthusiast, and had a love for clocks, particularly pendulum clocks.

Survivors include his wife, Vickie Lowrey of Galatia; three daughters, Amber (Adam) Walsh of Springfield, Illinois, Dr. Shawna (Nick Dervisis) Klahn of Roanoke, Virginia and Heather Hill of Auburn, Illinois; three step-children, Mike (Cayenne) Haseker of Marion, Illinois, Shelly Haseker of Marion, Illinois and Hailey Haseker of Bloomington, Illinois; fourteen grandchildren; one brother, Monte (Sherry) Lowrey of Denver, Colorado; one sister, Debbie (Max) Asberry of Indianapolis, Indiana; his cousin, Rick Marlow, who was like a brother to him; a brother-in-law, Ron Harmon of Pittsburg, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Pam Russell of Marion, Illinois; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Terry Harmon.

In accordance with his wishes, Mike will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Marion on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Brother Jim Jackson officiating.  A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and the wearing of masks is encouraged.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959.

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Yeah, Me and Mike laughing and drinking, nothing feels better than blood on blood, taking turns dancing with Maria, while the band plays The Night of the Johnstown Flood. Id catch him when hes straying, like any brother would, a man turns his back on his family, he aint no good! Have always loved you and have missed you these past 17 years! See you in heaven little brother!

Your Brother Aug 26 2020 8:09 AM

So sorry to see this Vicki. May God be with you through this trying time.

Martha Burns Aug 25 2020 10:30 PM

Amber, Shawna, Heather.. Girls I am your great aunt Sue, I was your fathers aunt, im so sorry, and was so surprised, to hear of his passing. But I am also pleased that you were able to be there with the two boys after all this time. May he rest in peace . May the three of you find peace also. God is great God is good he will work in your life if you allow Him.God bless the three of you your families and your mother Krista

Aunt sue Aug 24 2020 1:07 AM

Amber, Shawna, Heather, Vickie and Kristi, I am so very sad to hear about Mike. He was a sweet little brother with am impish grin and big, big heart. He lived big, loved deeply, and suffered his share of heartbreak and despair. I hope hope he knew his 'big Sis' loved him. Mike, give Mom a kiss for me and tell her how much I miss her. I love you little brother. Amber, Shawna, and Heather, I am sending love and prayers. Vickie, I am glad he had someone these past few years and I am sorry that he has left this world. Just know there are many in heaven holding him and who have been waiting for him to come home.

Debbie Asberry, (Max, Ryan and Drew) Aug 22 2020 6:40 PM

Vicki I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you! Love you ! I wish I could give you a hug.

Lori Robinson Aug 22 2020 4:42 PM

I am so sad to hear this. Mike and I worked together in San Antonio and he always looked after me. Mike was always there when I needed a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen and the best smile to warm up a room. We shared so many laughs together and Harley rides at lunch. Mike will always hold a special spot in my heart.

Dawna Poe Aug 22 2020 3:24 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always be there for you. You are a true friend.

Leeann Killman Aug 21 2020 9:08 PM