Howard E. Lowen, Sr., 84, Columbia City, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Friday Nov.r 4, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born on June 8, 1932 in Convoy, Ohio, he was the son of Eugene T. and Leah I. (Brookins) Lowen.
Howard grew up in Fort Wayne and attended Central High School. Howard proudly served his country from 1952-1954 in the U.S. Army. On October 4, 1952 Howard married Rosemary L. Carney in Fort Wayne. He has been a Whitley County resident since 1967 and was a member of United Methodist Church.
Howard worked in maintenance at Zollner Piston in Fort Wayne for 32 years and retired in 1989.
Survivors include his son Howard (Jody) Lowen Jr., Columbia City; daughter-in-law Gloria Lowen, Columbia City; grandchildren Taylor (Britt) Lowen, Gabe (Cassie) Lowen, Naomi Lowen, Nathan Lowen all, Columbia City; great-grandchildren Harker, Sutton, Liston, Aria, Ashley, and Debra; brothers Jim (Annette) Lowen of Seattle, Wash., and Bill Lowen of Fort Wayne; sister Ruth Nicholson of Fort Wayne.
He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Leah Lowen, son Kevin Lowen, wife of 59 years Rosemary Lowen, sister-in-law Laura Lowen, and brother-in-law Dick Nicholson.
Friends may call on Friday Nov. 11, 2016 from 5-6:30 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with a memorial service to immediately follow at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.