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Frank Bud Lowry, age 81, of Greenville, passed away Sunday evening, September 17, 2017 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.  The son of Ted & Lottie Mae (Clark) Lowry, he was born on February 15, 1936 at Cedar Lake.  

A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Bud proudly served for eight years with the U.S. Army in both Korea and as part of the Army of Occupation in Japan.  He then worked briefly at the former Gibson Refrigerator Company, then in construction  —  helping build the former Belding Community Hospital.  He spent the last 29 years of his working years as a "trackman" with the railroads.  

On July 12, 1957, in Jasper, Texas, he married Delaine V. "Dee" Strouse and together they enjoyed over 60 years of marriage.  Bud also enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cribbage, and clock building  — which many of his family have to cherish as family heirlooms.  He was a member of American Legion Post 203 in Belding.

Surviving are his wife, Dee Lowry of Greenville;  two sisters, Joann McNeil of Livonia and Mary & John Houseman of Curtis;  three brothers-in-law, Lyle & Jan Strouse of Greenville, Duane & June Strouse of Lowell, and Gary Strouse of Greenville;  and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.  The Rev. Kenneth Harger, retired pastor of Shiloh Community Church, will officiate and burial, with military honors, will follow at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to The Spectrum Health Foundation United and Kelsey Hospitals for cancer treatment will be available at the funeral home.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Frank's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Molly cole on September 22, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I was sorry to hear the news and even more so that I could not be present today. Uncle bud will be missed and I will send prayers up for you, Aunt Dee. Love you both.

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