In Memory

Eugene Richard Lowry

January 30, 1951 - March 24, 2022








Eugene "Gene" Richard Lowry passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 24, 2022, after a long and difficult two-year battle with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). He will be missed by his wife, Sandy Lowry; daughters, Sara Lowry, Erin Burnette (Eric Nielsen), and Jeanna Powell; son-in-law Joseph Powell; grandchildren, Brendan Henderson, Cammille Henderson, Evan Lowry-Simpson, Casey Burnette,  Ethan Burnette, Seth Burnette, Joseph Tre Powell, Jocelyn Powell; siblings, Colleen (Jim) Handrahan, Mike (Mardell) Lowry, Don Lowry Jr; sister-in-law, Mari Lowry; many nieces and nephews, and special family James Burnette, Herman "Joe" Henderson, and Johnny Simpson. Preceded in death by mother and father, Don and Helen Lowry; nephew, Andrew Lowry; and brother, Pat Lowry.

Gene loved hunting, fishing, and spending time at the cabin with family. Always busy working on projects, walking in the woods, training and walking his dogs, watching sports on TV, and going to watch his grandchildren's activities. He will be missed by many both family and friends.

Memorial Service April 22, 2022, at Sandberg Funeral Home, 2593 E.7th Ave, North St Paul with a visitation to follow from 2-5 PM. Dinner following the visitation.

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04/09/22 10:13 AM #1    

Patricia Stockman (Burdette)

Condolences to Eugene's family and closest friends.  Regrettably, with time, we often lose contact with some of our most memorable childhood friends.  Gene was one of our Gladstone group that seemed like the prototype for The  Wonder Years ... freedom and innocence unbounded.  He was such a "force" with his infectious laugh and loving nature; always accepting, never unkind.  It was not a surprise when he went into education.  I'm sure he impacted many students with his positive energy.  I'm so glad that we actually got to visit and catch up a bit at the 50th Reunion.  So happy to see that Gene was still Gene.  Rest well, old friend!

04/09/22 04:55 PM #2    

John Jones

We were friends through junior and senior HS and a few of the single years that followed before losing touch.  I really enjoyed seeing Gene at the 50th reunion.  He was one of the nicest, most sincere guys I've ever had the privilege of knowing.  A prince among men.  I'll miss knowing he's out there and I might just run into him.  My condolences to Sandy and family!

06/28/22 04:00 PM #3    

Georgi Smeed (Nail)

Patti, Deb Apman and I went to the 50th reunion together and as I was walking around Gene was being Gene and yelled "is that Georgi Smeed and Patti Stockman I see?" He had that big Gene smile he wore so well and it felt like no time passed let alone 50 years!! Gene was always kind and had that big grin on his face! My deepest sympathies to his family!

Georgi Smeed(Nail)

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