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Donald R. Lowe

January 28, 1923 August 10, 2019
Donald R. Lowe
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Obituary for Donald R. Lowe

Donald R. Lowe, 96, of Terre Haute passed away early Saturday morning, August 10, 2019 in Union Hospital. He was a retired Railroad Engineer having worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central Railroad and Conrail. Donald was born January 28, 1923 in Trenton, NJ to Gus G. Lowe and Eva Mae Lowe. His wife, Mary Ellen, preceded him in death in 2013.

Survivors include his two children and their spouses, Rebecca and Frank Steele of Terre Haute and Thomas and Dianne Lowe of Crawfordsville, IN; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Lowe of Crawfordsville, IN; and seven grandchildren, Kristi Sowder (Mike), Elizabeth Knestrick (Nathan), Jason Lowe, Mary Benge (Steven), Michael Steele, Gregory Steele (Ashalynn) and Thomas Steele. Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren, Megan Sowder, Kaylie Sowder, Madelyn Sowder, Kaden Sowder, Vivian Knestrick, Cecelia Knestrick, Bennett Benge and Caiden Steele; a niece, Barbara Kraus; and a nephew, David Lowe (Christine). In addition to his parents and his wife, Donald was also preceded in death by a son, Gregory Lowe; and a brother, Granville C. Lowe.

Donald was graduate of Wiley High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Retired Railroaders and Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers. Don loved being outdoors working around the house and in the yard, and taking care of his beloved cat, Egbert.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 17, 2019 with visitation from 10:00-11:00 A.M. in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 215 North 7th Street, with The Reverend Drew Downs officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 215 North 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Funeral information and memorial tributes may be found at www.callahanandhughes.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

17

Aug

10:00 AM 8/17/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

215 North 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
215 North 7th Street Terre Haute 47807 IN
United States

Funeral Services

Saturday

17

Aug

11:00 AM 8/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

215 North 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
215 North 7th Street Terre Haute 47807 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Roselawn Memorial Park Final Resting Place

7500 N. Clinton Street
Terre Haute, IN 47805

7500 N. Clinton Street Terre Haute 47805 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

215 North 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
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