Leonard Lowes

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Leonard W. Lowes, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at Missouri Veterans Home.

He was born March 3, 1921, in Jackson, son of Ed and Mary Augusta Grebe Lowes. He married Helen "Jackie" Alexander.

Lowes was a contractor and land developer and owner of Leonard Lowes Construction. He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral, Knights of Columbus Council 1111, VFW, and American Legion. He was a past member of VIP board and a Cubmaster.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; six sons, Richard Lowes of Jackson, James Lowes of Edmond, Okla., Kenneth Lowes of Sikeston, Mo., Steven, Gregory and David Lowes, all of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Mary Ann Halter of Sikeston, Sara Gramm of Cape Girardeau; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, a son, three brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel. Parish prayers will be at 4 p.m., and the Knights of Columbus rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's Cathedral, with the Rev. Thomas Kiefer officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery with full military honors.