Louis "Skip" W. Lowien

Born: Mon., May 7, 1945
Died: Thu., Feb. 13, 2014


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 19, 2014
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Thu., Feb. 20, 2014
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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Louis “Skip” W. Lowien, 68, Russia, Ohio passed away at the Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 5:15 PM.  He was born May 7, 1945 in Dyersburg, Tennessee the son of Clarence William Lowien Jr. and Virginia Rose (Short) Lowien and raised in Port Clinton, Ohio.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Tana (Sztuk) in 2010.  Skip and Tana were both graduates of Port Clinton High School Class of 1963.  Skip and Tana (Sztuk) were married in Port Clinton in 1966.  He is survived by a son, Patrick and his wife Dana (Hellmich) and three granddaughters, Anna, Emily, and Elise and they reside in Maryland.  Skip will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and former co-workers.  Skip was employed at Emerson Climate Technologies (Copeland Corporation) in Sidney, Ohio for more than 33 years.  He was a United States Army veteran Staff Sergeant receiving a Joint Service Commendation Medal for his efforts on assignment in Bangkok, Thailand (1967-69).  Skip was a 1972 graduate of the Ohio State University.  Over the years he has enjoyed camping, fishing, photography, gardening (especially tulips), and golf.  Since retiring in 2012 he also has spent time volunteering in various local activities that support and serve less fortunate people in the Sidney, Ohio area.  Catholic faith was important to both Skip and Tana.  They were members of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney, Ohio for many years.  They also sought other means and avenues to learn about their faith.  They became oblates of the Community of St. John in 1999, a religious order originally formed in France.  Both Skip and Tana took on roles supporting the Community of St. John with Tana sewing habits for the brothers, and Skip (not a seamstress) going on “working retreats” performing building maintenance to help support the Community.  They also participated in numerous religious pilgrimages with the Community in the United States and overseas to France in 2008 when they visited places where the Community of St. John brothers and sisters have their religious studies as well as the Community’s mother-house.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Daniel Hess.  Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton, Ohio on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM.  Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 4-8 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to either the Community of St. John, St. Joseph Priory, 11223 W. Legion hall Road, Princeville, Illinois  61559 or the Holy Angels Endowment Fund, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio  45365.  Envelopes will be available 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

Charitable donations may be made in Louis "Skip"'s memory to the following organizations:

Community of St. John, St. Joseph Priory
11223 W. Legion hall Road, Princeville, Illinois 61559

Holy Angels Endowment Fund
324 S. Ohio Ave. Sidney Ohio, 45365

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George King
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
My most sincere condolences to Skips family. Skip and I were 1963 graduates of Port Clinton High School. I last saw him and Tanya at our 20th class reunion. They both were wonderful people and I will miss them both very much. I know they are walking the streets of heaven together now and their spirits will live on forever.

Barbara (Baker) Burton
   Posted Sat February 15, 2014
I was so sorry to hear of his passing,,I only knew him because I sat behind him every Sunday at first Mass, He always had smile for me,. I will miss seeing him at church. God has him in his keeping now, I am so sorry for your loss.

Virginia Seewer
   Posted Sat February 15, 2014
Patrick, wife and family. you have our sincere sympathy on the loss of Skip. He has left a a lasting mark in many ways and in many areas.

The image of God is seen the clearest when we are at rest in Him and the refreshing of His spirit settles on us when we quiet our souls before Him

Linda Miller
   Posted Sat February 15, 2014
Skip was a work acquaintance and an ornery one at that! I always enjoyed talking to him.

Betty Cole
   Posted Sun February 16, 2014
I enjoyed working with Skip in the Soup Kitchen. He scrubbed every pan with no complaints!

Melinda Rushing
   Posted Sun February 16, 2014

SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by Pat and Dana's Family.

Love, Bill, Nanci and John, Mendy and Mike, Sandy and Scott, and Todd and Jennifer

Peter and Ronnie Gundersen
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014
I met Skip when I worked with him at Copeland Corp.. Over the years we became friends and retired in the same year 2012. We continued to keep in touch and we enjoyed his visit when he drove to Va. to see us. He stayed for a few days and we had a good time golfing and just reminiscing.

Please accept this brief note as a deep and sincere expression of our sympathy. I shall miss my old friend.

A.C. Williams
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014
I had the pleasure of meeting Skip many years ago and have always thought of him as one of my dearest friends. He took me under his wing and taught me many things about refrigeration and Copeland products over the years. I will surely miss my friend but I truly feel blessed to have known him.

Gerry Ulrich
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014
Sorry to hear we lost Skip. He was always a joy to be around. I remember my first days at what was then Copeland. Skip always had time to coach and provide guidance any way he could. I will always remember him for those times. May the memories of your wonderful times together carry you through this difficult time. Gerry and Jane Ulrich

Gary & Theresa Shane
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014
We so loved Skip & Tana. We are oblates of the CSJ. We went on pilgrimage with them to France and had a great time getting to know them better. I was a seamstress along with Tana in making habits. They were the best, such a loving and devoted couple and so loved their son and his family! Oh and they also loved Brutus as well!
We are so sad not to be able to go to Skip's services, we went to Tana's and were able to meet his family and friends and Ohio oblates. Please know that our prayers are with all of you and for your loved one.
God Bless!

Kris Hull
   Posted Tue February 18, 2014
I am very sorry to learn of Skip's passing. I spent a lot of time at the Lowien house when they lived in Greensburg, and I loved talking politics, religion, sports and music with Skip, Tana and Pat. He was a great man, and I will miss him a lot.

Skip, Pat and the family are all in my prayers.

ConiAnn (Lowien) Limpert
   Posted Tue February 18, 2014
Sharing sympathy with Skip's family and friends. My Dad, Bernell, and Skip are second cousins. I remember Skip from my childhood in Lakeside-Marblehead. We're not sure if we can make the viewing or funeral. In any case, our thoughts, prayers, and hopes are with you.

Julia Jessup
   Posted Tue February 18, 2014
I worked with Skip at the Copeland (Rushville) plant and continued to work with him before his retirement from the Sidney plant. He was a great tutor and a true champion for the customer and instilled upon me that the customer always came first. You will be missed. Condolences to the family.

jerry schwendenmann
   Posted Tue February 18, 2014
Pat, Dana and children,
Please accept my sincerest sympathy in the loss of Skip. Though it has been a number of years since you lived in Greensburg, I still have pleasent memories of the time spent with you and your family,Pat. Each of you had a very profound influence in my life. Each time I pass the house on East Main Street, I am reminded of what a wonderful family you were.
Please be assured of my prayers for all of you now and in the days ahead. May God bless and keep you all!

Jerry Schwendenmann

Lilian Nichols
   Posted Wed February 19, 2014
I am sorry to hear of Skip's passing. He was one of my favorite people when I worked at Copeland, and I went to him often for technical questions. He was always helpful, and I will remember him fondly.

Jason Black
   Posted Thu February 20, 2014
Skip was truly a great role model in faith, and full of wisdom, joy, and love for all. I am blessed to have know. him and will forever remember fondly the euchre games he let us win and the endless supply of root beer and laughs. The Lowien home was truly a 2nd home for me growing up and I will only hope to follow Skip's lead as my own kids grow into teenagers! Love and prayers to Pat, Dana, and family

Alan and Yvette Mader
   Posted Thu February 20, 2014
We had the opportunity to meet Skip on three occasions. The first being an get together for people going on the France trip in the fall of 2012. The second being the France trip itself. Skip was a God send as my wife and I were one of the unfortunate to fall victim to the stomach flu. Once Skip learned of this, he promptly delivered two bottles of French "Gatorade" to our room. It was truly appreciated. Our final meeting was last June when Skip attended the simple profession of our daughter in Princeville. He stated that he attended because she was our daughter.

Though our interactions with Skip were few, we feel that we were fortunate to meet him. He was a caring person whose presence will be missed. May his soul rest in peace.

Jack Srodowski
   Posted Sun February 23, 2014
Pat and family,

My deepest condolences. I did not know your father, but after reading his obituary, I wish I had...God loving patriot and a family man...One could not ask for a better life's resume'. You and your entire family will remain in our prayers.

God Bless,
Jack and family