Lowell McDonald, 77 of Bad Axe passed away on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 at his home of a heart attack.
Lowell was born in Detroit April 10, 1943 to Kenneth and Mildred (Kirkpatrick) McDonald. Lowell attended Kinde schools from the seventh grade through the 10th grade and graduated from Bad Axe High School in 1961. He then attended Northeastern School of Commerce in Bay City and graduated in December 1963. He and Beth Townley were married Aug. 31, 1963. Lowell worked for General Cable, Cass City for one year and then he and Beth bought into McDonalds' IGA with his father and mother. He had worked there with his dad and mom since he was 11 years old. The store was his passion. He worked there until the store closed March 11, 2020. He and Beth were currently working as greeters at Meijers in Bad Axe.
He is survived by his wife Beth, of Bad Axe; son Dave (Tina) McDonald of Bad Axe; daughters Rhonda (Allen) Robinson of Hillsborough, N.C.; and Carla (Jon) Cousineau of Tipton, Mich.; and nine grandchildren Adrienne (Justin) Kociba, Erica (Kyle) Peruski, Kristen (Rece) Essenmacher, Sydney (Frank) Duda, Kelsey, Halee, and Riley Robinson, Jenna and Nicholas Cousineau; four great-grandchildren Lyla, Kruz and Nash Kociba, and Leni Peruski; brother Wayne (Michelle) McDonald of Marlette; sister Joyce McDonald of Bad Axe; brother-in-law Philip (Carol) Townley of Grayling, Mich. and many nieces and nephews and his coffee buddies.
He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Mildred McDonald; his in-laws Richard and Myrtie Townley; and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Townley.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Private funeral service will be held with a celebration of his life at a later date.
Condolences may be offered at www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com