Tana Jean Lowien

Born: Tue., Oct. 23, 1945
Died: Thu., Apr. 1, 2010

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Tana Jean Lowien, 64, 3707 Miller Road, Russia, Ohio died at the Hospice of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio on Thursday, April 1, 2010 in the evening. She fought a six week battle with cancer. She was born October 23, 1945 in Port Clinton, Ohio the daughter of Edward and Audrey (Jermey) Sztuk. The mother survives in Port Clinton, Ohio along with husband, Louis W. 'Skip' Lowien of Russia, Ohio; one son, Patrick Lowien and his wife Dana (Helmick) of Leonardtown, Maryland; one sister, Mary Lou Suhrbier and husband Raymond of Port Clinton, Ohio and two brothers, Ed Sztuk of Port Clinton, Ohio and Jim Sztuk and wife Leanne of West Palm Beach, Florida and three grandchildren, Anna Elizabeth, Emily Grace and Elise Marie Lowien. She was married on September 17, 1966 and was a 1966 graduate of the Mercy School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio. Tana's primary goals in life were always to be a good wife, mother, grandmother, and Catholic. Anyone who knew her well could attest to this commitment she lived out. Her priorities were always to care for her family and friends with love. She loved her faith as well and shared it with many. She was anxious to be a part of the community of St. John, a religious order founded in France. In the last decade she has sewn habits for the brothers (monks) at their Priory in Princeville, Illinois near Peoria. She and her husband traveled to France in 2008 to visit many religious sites in mostly rural France. Her granddaughters always enjoyed visits with Tana because she always had time to play boardgames, do puzzles, or many 'pretend' games as doctors, nurses, or teachers. She loved to participate in them all. Tana has loved and shared with many people over the years in Sidney, Port Clinton, Indiana and even Bankok, Thailand and was a promising 'light' to them all. She will truly be missed by them all. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Angels Catholic Church on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer. Burial will be on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 11:30 AM at Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton, Ohio. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 from 4-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Endowment Fund, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Envelopes will also be at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Lowien family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com

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Julie and Greg Walters

Skip - our deepest condolences to you and your family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bud Hopkins

Skip, My prayers are with you! I had a lot of fun with you and Tana when you came to the Peoria/Princeville and our trip to Kentucky. She was a super gal and will be missed! Bud

Sandy Chitwood

Skip, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dottie Baker

Skip: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mike Boyd

Dear Skip and Patrick, I am greatly saddened to learn of Tana's passing. I have wonderful memories of her in Bangkok when I served in the Army with Skip. Her joy of life and deep love for Skip were inspirational. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel the presence of God's comfort. Mike

Deb and Rick Regula

Skip: I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. If there's anything we can do, please give me a call...anytime!

Jeff and Julie Stedwill

Dear Skip As oblates with community of St. John, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Tana was such a joy filled person and we remember her beautiful smile. God bless you during this time and always. You will be in our prayers as the weeks go on. She will be missed and it is a great loss to you and all her knew her. In Jesus name, Jeff and Julie Stedwill

Alan and Diane Byers

Skip, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Tana. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family.

Brenda Hemmelgarn

Skip, I am so sorry for your loss! You and Tana will be in my prayers in a special way. Lots of love, Brenda

Jeff and Ann Barrick

Skip, Words cannot express our sorrow at the loss of Tana Our prayers are with you and your son as you mourn Tana's passing. We always enjoyed our times spent with you and Tana, if even only for a few minutes at a St. John event here and there. Our friendship is based in the Lord and so it will never end but will just continue on in eternal life. We're humbled to have a friend like Tana who is undoubtedly now praying for us from eternity!

Becky Hatfield

Skip and family, I very sorry for the loss of wife, mother and grandmother. Tana was an exceptional woman. She was very kind and always ready to help or to make someone's day better. She will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Becky Hatfield

Gerry and Jane Ulrich

Skip, We are sorry to hear about your loss. Tana was very well known in the local community. We were visiting Jane's parents this weekend for Easter in Newport Ohio and Tana's as came up as someone that will be missed. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Gerry and Jane Ulrich

Birch Taylor

Skip, I am saddened by your loss and am praying for you and your Family. Birch

Jenny (Bunnell) Ball

Skip and Pat: Dad called to tell me of Tana's passing this morning....and it's comforting to know that as soon as he said her name, I thought of her smile! I haven't seen either one of you since I was a child, but her smile and spirit are something that I will always remember. Please know that you and Pat are in my prayers. Jenny (Bunnell) Ball

Chuck Williamsen

Skip, I was shocked to see of Tana's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Memories sustain us and the knowledge that she is with the Lord comfort us. Chuck

Livia Tarantino and children

Dear Skip, you are in our most deep thougths and prayers.Tana was for us a very special friend. We will never forget her joyful faith and her deep love for her family and friends. We will miss her tremendously!!! May God give strenght and peace to your heart. With deep sympathy, Livia, Alessandra and Giulio Tarantino

Jessica Wuebker

Skip - I was shocked to hear of Tana's passing. I saw her at the grocery store not much more than 6 weeks ago, and she looked as seemed as wonderful as ever. We talked for quite a while catching up with one another, and I enjoyed that very much. She was a wonderful woman and I enjoyed working with her very much. My heart breaks for you - I know what a special relationship you shared. She adored you and Patrick and those grandbabies so much.... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Jessica Wuebker

Tammy O'Reilly

i was very shocked today when i saw Tana's obituary in the paper. I just recently met her as I took care of her at Wilson Hospital but I have been thinking alot about her and your family as the days have passed by. I often thought about dropping by to see if she made it home from Dayton and seeing how she felt but I wanted to give her some time to settle in if she came home. I am so grateful that I got to know Tana before she went to be with the lord. I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family as you mourn the loss of such a wonderful lady. She will greatly be missed.

Heather, RN Kettering Medical Center MSICU

I was one of the many RNs at Kettering Medical Center MSICU that had the great opportunity to meet and take care for Tana. In the 6 weeks on our unit, she touched many lives. She always carried her head high and fought with such strength. It was so nice meeting her family and friends and a blessing to know that she has touched so many individuals. My thoughts, and the rest of MSICU's thoughts, go out to Skip and the rest of the Lowien family. God Bless...

Joe and Renee Boutell

Please accept our deepest smypathies for your family and be assured of our ongoing prayers. We will lift the precious soul of Tana up in hope and trust that Jesus' heart of mercy will totally surround and perfect her soul. Though I only had the pleasure to meet Tana once at a Community of St. John Women's retreat, her tender, caring words touched me greatly! We praise God for the gift she was and will always be to the world! In Jesus, through Mary, Joe and Renee Boutell, Future Oblates CSJ

Linda Miller

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. In time, your precious memories will ease your sorrow and loss.

Cheryl Evans

Dearest Skip and family, All of you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. God be with you and bless you. Cheryl

Stacie Dirksen

Skip - I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care, Stacie Dirksen

Danny Gibbs/Harold Roberts

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tana was a nice person. God Bless.

virginia Seewer

We pray for strength and comfort for Skip and all of the family. This has been such a sudden shock and there are many caring friends who are very sorry for your loss..

Tim Wion

Skip, although I never met Tana, she sounds like a lovely person. Me and my family, wishes you and yours the most heartfelt condolences and prayers. With deep regret for your loss, Tim Wion

Gail and Richard D'Aversa

Dear Skip, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss.

Dick Schul

Skip... Sorry to hear the news about your wife, Tana. My prayers are with you and your family! God bless!

Kris Hull

I was very sad to hear about Tana's passing. I remember fondly spending so much time at the Lowien home in Greensburg. It was practically a second home for me! Please be assured of our prayers for both the repose of her soul and the comfort of those she leaves behind. Kind regards, Kris Hull

Jerry Schwendenmann

Dear Skip, Patrick, Dana and family, I don't know if you remember me or not from your Greensburg days. I was so sorry to hear of Tana's passing. Please accept my sympathy and prayers for all you. Despite the years that have passed, there are many great memories. Jerry

Don and Ruth Gauck

To Skip and Patrick and family We were saddened to read of Tana's passing in our local newspaper. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. You will remember us from squaredancing with the Tree City Squares of Greensburg Indiana. We pray that God be with you in this time of sorrow and that you find comfort and peace.

Louis Kathleen Barhorst

Our prayers are with you and your family. Louie Kathleen Barhorst

Ron Brizzi

Skip, Sorry to hear about the passsing of Tana. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dick Mader

Skip, I want to express my condolences to you and your family at this time. May God comfort you and yours at this time.

Larry Van Nort

Skip and Pat, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Tana, I remember spending lots of time at your house in Greensburg, she was always very kind to me and my family. She will be truly missed. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Edward Deardurff

Skip, I was shocked to hear of Tana's death. My son, Michael, found her obituary on the internet. Just last month, he, I and Mark were remembering the good times in Fairborn and among those that we rembered were Tana, you and your son. I know that it is hard to lose your mate; however, you are assured that she is with the Good Lord and happy. God bless you in your sorrow.

Travis Wilson

Skip, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I cannot imagine how tough this time must be for you. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Travis Wilson

Joyce and Mark Waltz

Dear Sztuk Family, Our heart felt sorrows go out to you at this time of need. Our prayers will remember you, asking the Lord to provide Tana, and the Family comfort and support. God Bless Mark and Joyce Waltz

John Burnett

Skip Have just heard the sad news. My prayers are with you and your family. John