Lowell Thomas Kellermeier, age 75, of Rockford, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 17, 2009 from Spectrum Health-Blodgett Hospital.
The son of Herbert Edwin and Vivian C. (Eddy) Kellermeier, he was born on May 12, 1934 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After high school, Lowell proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Cold War and was a member of the American Legion.
On March 25, 1961, he married Dixie Lee Blanchard and together they raised four children.
Lowell retired from the Sears-Roebuck Co. as a salesman. He was a life-member and past master of the Rockford Masonic Lodge No. 246, the Scottish Rite-Valley of Grand Rapids, and the Saladin Shrine Temple. As a Shriner, Lowell was especially proud to have served as Child Care Chairman for several years, in addition to belonging to the Legion of Honor, Midway and Muskegon Shrine clubs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Delbert Kellermeier. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Dixie Kellermeier of Rockford; children, Blaine (Mary) Kellermeier of Rockford, Faith (Mark) Micho of East Grand Rapids, Kim (Ivor) Thomas of Rockford, and Cy Kellermeier of Gowen; eight grandchildren, Craig and Megan Kellermeier, MacKenzie, Brenden, and Madison Micho, and Collin, Riley, and Murphie Thomas; a brother, Marshall (Pat) Kellermeier of Auburn, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Sandy Geyer of Mishawaka, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at the Rockford United Methodist Church, 159 Maple Street, Rockford, with Pastor Dick Riley officiating. Military honors were rendered by the U.S. Navy. Visitation with the family was on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m. at the church, with the Masonic service beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place and final interment was in Rockford Cemetery. Instead of flowers, Lowell would have appreciated contributions in his memory to either the Shriner’s Hospital for Children-Chicago or to the Rockford United Methodist Church. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Lowell’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.mi-cremation.com
The Michigan Cremation Company assisted