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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:  www.ChristiansenCares.com

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  1. Rodney Cole on September 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Buddy Boy will be truly missed, he was a great uncle and a great man, he was my inspiration when growing up and a man for all to emulate. I love you Uncle Bud and aunt Dee.



  2. Angela Kent on September 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Uncle Bud was a amazing man. Him and Aunt Dea treated me like blood. My favorite memories are camping. And every time he came into Kmart he would make sure he had candy to give me and a huge hug. I will miss them moments dearly. I love you Uncle Bud. Rest in peace.



  3. Kathy and Steve McCullough on September 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Uncle Bud and Aunt Dee you both helped make my childhood special. I remember Uncle Bud was always singing, and when mom wasn’t looking, always seemed to find a piece of candy for me. I loved you so, and I will miss you. Aunt Dee, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep stong, and though he will be missed, his fight and pain are over.



  4. Expression of Sympathy on September 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

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    A GARDEN PATH was sent on September 19, 2017

    Uncle Bud, I miss you already, but know you are in a safe and wonderful place with God. Love Kathy and Steve



  5. Teri Comstock on September 20, 2017 at 12:00 am


  6. Teri Comstock on September 20, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Dee, I was saddened by this news. Know that you will be surrounded by people who loved Frank. May God Bless those who he left behind.



  7. Expression of Sympathy on September 20, 2017 at 12:00 am

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    A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on September 20, 2017



  8. Expression of Sympathy on September 20, 2017 at 12:00 am

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    A SOFT AND SWEET MEMORIES    STANDING SPRAY was sent by Rod Cole and family on September 20, 2017



  9. Rod and Heidelore Cole on September 20, 2017 at 12:00 am


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


  11. 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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