Lowell McDonald
1943 - 2021
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Lowell McDonald
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.

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Published in Huron Daily Tribune on Jan. 4, 2021.
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January 15, 2021
Lowell,
a kind, gentle, energetic, sympathetic, generous to a fault and such an enjoyable person to talk to. I’ll always be both proud and appreciative that I had the opportunity to have known him in my lifetime. It’s never hard to see his face in my thoughts whenever he crosses my mind.
Always with a smile;
I’ll know that he’s safely resting in the kingdom beyond...
Asa Apley
Friend
January 8, 2021
in loving memory of a wonderful man. we will miss him. dan &sylvia novak
Dan & Sylvia Novak
Friend
January 7, 2021
Great family and well known for care of people in Thumb area. Peace3 to the family.
Eileen Clabuesch
January 7, 2021
He was our neighbor at his cottage in the Huron Dunes Subdivision in Hume Township and brother of 2 of our best friends, Wayne and Michelle. He was active in our subdivision board and the key person who secured a loan for our water improvement project. He was jovial with everyone he came into contact with. Our most heartfelt condolences to Beth and his family. Rest in peace.
Larry & Sherry Seneski
Neighbor
January 6, 2021
The thumb will never be the same without him. He was a constant positive influence. He gave many courage to do great things. Margaret and I offer our deepest condolences to the McDonald family.
John Gunden
Friend
January 5, 2021
So sorry Beth and family on Lowell’s passing but he’s with God now and we will see him again someday! We will pray God be with you Rick and Barb Rifenbark
Rick Rifenbark
Friend
January 4, 2021
Lowell was the nicest man I think I ever met. Always had a kind word. I am sure he will be truly missed. RIP Lowell heaven is getting a great person. Prayers to the McDonald family.
April Kingsbury
Acquaintance
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