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James William Lowe

June 13, 1937 ~ November 26, 2022

James William Lowe, 85, of Sebastian, Florida, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 at home surrounded by family, including his wife of 59 years, Rita Rae (Hammer) Lowe.

Jim was born in Vermillion County, Illinois on June 13, 1937, the son of William Franklin and Norma Genevieve (Howard) Lowe. He lived in Casey, Illinois until age 9 before moving to Erie, Michigan.

A diesel mechanic his entire adult life, Jim loved anything with motors. In 1959 he started his own company with friends, Alexis Diesel and Truck Services of Toledo, Ohio, retiring from the business in 2006.

On December 9, 1963, he married Rita. The couple made their home in Lambertville, Michigan, where Jim enjoyed riding his John Deere tractor and trailer around the backyard, much to the delight of his growing family of children and grandchildren.

Active in Model A Clubs, Jim traveled with his family to car shows, the kids dressed in the clothes of that era. In the 1970s, the Maumee Valley Riders Motorcycle Club member got his children involved in motocross racing, traveling the country in their motorhome. It sparked an enjoyment of RV camping that included trips to Florida, visits to his childhood hometown, and travels to NASCAR races (Jim was an avid fan).

Jim enjoyed his retirement in the warm weather and the loving company of his family. He spent his leisure time fishing, swimming, bicycling, and exploring the nature of Florida. His adventures included ziplining, kayaking, and a memorable trip with Rita to Hawaii.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Nancy Ann Mills.

He is survived by wife Rita, of Sebastian; his sister, Norma Alice Atkinson (Pete) of Smithville, Mississippi; his children, Bonnie Sue Simonelli of Garden, Michigan; William Richard Lowe (Renee) of Sebastian; Robert William Lowe (Roxanne) of Blissfield, Michigan; James William Lowe Jr. of Sebastian; Diann Rae Dinius (Larry) of Temperance; Teresa Lynn Lamb (Tom) of Nova, Ohio; Tina Rachel Lowe of Newport, Michigan; 26 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.


Diann Dinius

December 6, 2022, 8:19 pm

Celebration of life for my Dad will be held on June 10th, 2023 from 3pm to 6 pm in Toledo Ohio at the UAW 5411 Jackman Road.


Rita R Lowe

December 7, 2022, 1:40 am

On November 26th Jim made his trip to be with his Mom , Dad and family he is no longer in pain . Miss him as Friday would be our 59th Anniversary . I Love you to the Moon and Back and a bushel and a peck . Hug and Kisses Forever .

Cathy and Glen Root

December 7, 2022, 2:23 am

So very sorry for your loss. Was so glad we got to meet him just before he passed. Sending heartfelt hugs and prayers to your family.

Rob Jankowski

December 7, 2022, 3:24 am

Rita, I am so sorry for your families loss. I know it’s difficult. My prayers are with you!

John Davenport

December 7, 2022, 3:28 am

Always enjoyed seeing Jim when he would stop the shop. What a great man. Sorry for y’all’s lose.

Phyllis Mossburg

December 7, 2022, 4:04 am

So sorry Rita. Take care of yourself. Remember all the life and good times you had with Jim. I have memories about being your neighbor on McClain. Best landlords and friends ever.


December 7, 2022, 4:35 am

My prayers and heartfelt condolences to your family

Jennifer Guy Duran

December 7, 2022, 3:11 pm

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family ❤❤

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