Gary Lowrey

Gary Lowrey, of Hermantown, MN, passed away on Saturday, Oct.10th, in his home, surrounded by  loved ones. Gary was born in Benton Harbor, MI on June 22, 1949 to John & Idola Lowrey. After graduating high  school, he served his country in the U.S.Air Force including a tour of duty on Okinawa. Gary married Elaine Firme in 1968 and they lived in Duluth MN for 5 years, then they “went their  separate ways”. He then married Linda Hesselgrave in 1974 and lived in Georgetown, IN and Marietta, GA. Gary was a heavy equipment mechanic for many years and he loved his work, was a volunteer firefighter, and loved fishing and hunting. After his marriage with Linda ended, he re-married Elaine in 2008 and they lived in North Dakota for 6 years, then back to Duluth in 2015. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Gary waged a courageous battle with a brain tumor for 17 years, and more recently, Parkinson’s and  Leukemia. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John and Steve; an infant daughter; and former wife, Linda. Gary is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughter, Kathy (Jim) Boucher; stepdaughter, Jodie (Ed) Hudak and stepson, Matthew (Emily) Soufflet; sister, Dianna (Doug) Leitz; six grandchildren; and many relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, where he enjoyed volunteering. The family appreciates everyone’s support.


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