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Marian Lucile Dowling


Marian Lucile Dowling, age 85 of Ada, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Dowling; brother Bob Whittier; and sister Janet Rigdon. Marian is survived by her children, Charles (Christine) Schram, Patricia Dietz, Nancie (Steven) Mathews, Lynn (Janet Garner) Dowling, Michelle (Mike) Ergang; brother Walt (Pat) Whittier; grandchildren Cortney (Matt) Xiong, Cody Schram, Brittany Dietz, Crystal (Amanda) Dietz, Taylor Ergang, Brayden Ergang; great-grandchildren Calia Xiong, Cai Xiong; and many nieces and nephews. Marian graduated from East Grand Rapids in 1951, and assisted her husband Wayne with bookkeeping at Lowell Automotive. She worked as a claims adjuster for Citizen Insurance; and after retiring, she went back to work part-time at Meadowbrook Insurance Group. Marian loved to fish, and belonged to a bowling league. Funeral will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell MI 49331. Visitation will be held 12:30-2:00 p.m. immediately prior to the service at the funeral home chapel. Rev. Ken Ford officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Lowell. Memorial contributions may be made to Gilda’s Club, ATTN: Lowell, 1806 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

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  1. Marian was such a lovley lady and a great sister in law. We had so many lovely times at your home up on the hill off Grand River Dr. and fun on the home on the Thornapple. I seem to only remember the laughter and fun when we were all together. Great food, tons of laughter and so much love. Please kiss my brother for me. Thank you for being such an important part of our crazy family.
    We all love you.
    Ron, Carla and Keshia Helen

  2. Mike and Michelle, I am sorry for the loss. Love you lots. Prayers and a ton of support coming your way.

  3. She was a great and fun to be with sister Could not have had a better one. Walt

  4. Chuck and Family: Mary and I are sorry for the loss of your mother, Marian. She was a wonderful person and a loving mother. We will be thinking of you and your family.

    With love,

    Michael and Mary Hoffman (and Jayme & Tommy)

  5. We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Our prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.

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