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-James L. Lowe-

James “Junker Jim” L. Lowe, 68, of Muscatine, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Unity Hospital in Muscatine. Funeral Services were held on Friday, June 29, 2007, at 10:30 A.M. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Rev. Mark Clark of Hillcrest Baptist Church officiated. Casketbearers were Jeff Schmidt, Bill Rethamel, Doug Buster, Jeff Murphy, Rodney Kleindolph, Kenny Honts, Vaughn McGrew and Ed Rick. Honorary Casketbearers were Howard Schmelzer, Larry Ulch, Jack Connor, Glen Anderson, and Shorty Todd. Burial was held at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship was held at the Moose Lodge in Muscatine. Visitation for Jim was held on Thursday, June 28, 2007, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. A memorial has been established at the funeral home in Jim’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the Lowe family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Jim Leslie Lowe was born on February 4, 1939, the son of James Vernon and Lois (Dallmeyer) Lowe in Letts, Iowa. On June 22, 1957,Jim was united in marriage to Marilyn Jean McGrew in Muscatine, Iowa. Jim was the owner of Muscatine Tire and Wheel from 1979 until his retirement. He then worked with his nephew and special friend, Doug Buster at Fabricating Plus. Jim enjoyed NASCAR, spending time with his grandkids and especially enjoyed visiting his friends during breakfast at Hy-Vee.

Jim will be deeply missed by his wife, Marilyn of Muscatine; one son, Gary William Lowe and his wife, Rhonda of Muscatine; three grandchildren, Amber of Moline, Illinois, Miranda and Michael Lowe both of Muscatine; two sisters, Pauline Morse of Winfield and Ardis Rick of Muscatine; good friends, Howard Schmelzer, Jack Connor, Larry Ulch, Glen Anderson, Shorty Todd and all his Hy-Vee breakfast friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Kevin Lee Lowe; one brother, William P. Lowe and two sisters, Jean Meredith and Shirley Ann Lowe in infancy.

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