GORDON L. LOWDEN, 76, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Born May 20, 1936 in Wood-burn, he served in the National Guard and retired from International Harvester. Surviving are his daughter, Tammy (Dane) Schoel of Leo; son, Todd (Julie) Lowden of Spencerville; four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma who died in 2007. Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan, Ind. with calling one hour prior. Chaplain Karen Kossberg officiating. Private burial at Harlan Memorial Cemetery. Memorials to the family.