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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 & 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 & Megan Kellermeier, MacKenzie, Brenden, & Madison Micho, and Collin, Riley, & 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 will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Rockford United Methodist Church, 159 Maple Street, Rockford, Michigan with Pastor Dick Riley officiating. Visitation with the family is 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 will be in Rockford Cemetery. Instead of flowers, Lowell would have appreciated contributions in his memory to either the Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago or to the Rockford United Methodist Church.


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