Mike Lowrey

Aug 11th, 1954 - Aug 20th, 2020


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sat, Aug. 29th, 2020 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sat, Aug. 29th, 2020 11:00 a.m.

Mike Lowrey

Mike Lowrey, age 66, of Galatia, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 11:55 a.m. in his home.

Mike was born on August 11, 1954 in Muncie, Indiana, a son of Jesse Charles and Margie Flo (Brown) Lowrey.  Mike attended Ball State University in Muncie.  He spent many years working as an insurance professional, including working for Blue Cross Blue Shield, General Casualty and Midwest Security.  After retiring from the insurance industry, he worked as a machinist, and retired from that career after working for Precision Tool.

Mike married Kristi McQueen in 1973 and to this union three daughters were born.  He later married Vickie Harmon-Haseker on November 11, 2015 in Williamson County, Illinois and she survives in Galatia.  Mike was a Mason, an avid Harley rider, and an avid Green Bay Packer’s fan.  He enjoyed fishing, coin collecting, was a history enthusiast, and had a love for clocks, particularly pendulum clocks.

Survivors include his wife, Vickie Lowrey of Galatia; three daughters, Amber (Adam) Walsh of Springfield, Illinois, Dr. Shawna (Nick Dervisis) Klahn of Roanoke, Virginia and Heather Hill of Auburn, Illinois; three step-children, Mike (Cayenne) Haseker of Marion, Illinois, Shelly Haseker of Marion, Illinois and Hailey Haseker of Bloomington, Illinois; fourteen grandchildren; one brother, Monte (Sherry) Lowrey of Denver, Colorado; one sister, Debbie (Max) Asberry of Indianapolis, Indiana; his cousin, Rick Marlow, who was like a brother to him; a brother-in-law, Ron Harmon of Pittsburg, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Pam Russell of Marion, Illinois; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Terry Harmon.

In accordance with his wishes, Mike will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Marion on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Brother Jim Jackson officiating.  A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and the wearing of masks is encouraged.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959.

7 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Leeann Killman

    From: MARION, Illinois

    Date: August 21, 2020

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always be there for you. You are a true friend.

  • Guest: Dawna Poe

    From: Buchanan Dam, Texas

    Date: August 22, 2020

    I am so sad to hear this. Mike and I worked together in San Antonio and he always looked after me. Mike was always there when I needed a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen and the best smile to warm up a room. We shared so many laughs together and Harley rides at lunch. Mike will always hold a special spot in my heart.

  • Guest: Lori Robinson

    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: August 22, 2020

    Vicki I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you! Love you ! I wish I could give you a hug.

  • Guest: Debbie Asberry, (Max, Ryan and Drew)

    From: Indianapolis, Indiana

    Date: August 22, 2020

    Amber, Shawna, Heather, Vickie and Kristi, I am so very sad to hear about Mike. He was a sweet little brother with am impish grin and big, big heart. He lived big, loved deeply, and suffered his share of heartbreak and despair. I hope hope he knew his ‘big Sis’ loved him. Mike, give Mom a kiss for me and tell her how much I miss her. I love you little brother.

    Amber, Shawna, and Heather, I am sending love and prayers. Vickie, I am glad he had someone these past few years and I am sorry that he has left this world. Just know there are many in heaven holding him and who have been waiting for him to come home.

  • Guest: Aunt sue

    From: Naples, Florida

    Date: August 24, 2020

    Amber, Shawna, Heather.. Girls I am your great aunt Sue, I was your father’s aunt, i’m so sorry, and was so surprised, to hear of his passing. But I am also pleased that you were able to be there with the two boys after all this time. May he rest in peace . May the three of you find peace also. God is great God is good he will work in your life if you allow Him.God bless the three of you your families and your mother Krista

  • Guest: Martha Burns

    From: , Illinois

    Date: August 25, 2020

    So sorry to see this Vicki. May God be with you through this trying time.

  • Guest: Your Brother

    From: arvada, Colorado

    Date: August 26, 2020

    Yeah, Me and Mike laughing and drinking, nothing feels better than blood on blood, taking turns dancing with Maria, while the band plays “The Night of the Johnstown Flood.” I’d catch him when he’s straying, like any brother would, a man turns his back on his family, he ain’t no good!

    Have always loved you and have missed you these past 17 years! See you in heaven little brother! ❤️