ROBERT W. LOWERY
Robert W. Lowery of Wildwood, IL was born in St. Louis on May 25, 1953. He passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 at home after his courageous battle with cancer.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Marilyn (nee Burtscher) Lowery; his brother Milton James Lowery Jr. (Barbara), his sisters Mary Catherine Zeilmann, Margaret Ann Ellison (John), and Dr. Carol Rose Lowery, as well as several nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Milton James and Mary Lorene (nee Cantrell) Lowery and brothers-in-law Clarence (“Red”) Zeilmann and John Rotter.
Bob was a loving and devoted husband to Marilyn, and a wonderful father to their adopted Australian Shepherd, Shelby. Bob had been on medical retirement from Cardinal Health since 2013. As a 23-year heart transplant survivor, Bob faced countless medical challenges over the years. He faced those challenges with courage, tenacity, strength of spirit, perseverance, and unfailing good humor, for which he was admired, loved, and will always be remembered. As a young man, Bob joined VISTA as a volunteer to work on the Native American reservations in Nebraska. His concern for those who can’t speak for themselves made him a strong life-long supporter of animal rights and a confirmed dog lover. Bob was also an avid Blackhawks, Bears, and White Sox fan.
Visitation Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service honoring Bob’s life to be held at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030, 847-223-8122.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s name to The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) would be appreciated. Website http://www.humanesociety.org/