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Obituary for Willard Lowder
Willard W. Lowder, 87, of Spring Bay passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born February 24, 1926 in Banner to Warren and Elsie Williams Lowder. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Junior W. Lowder; daughter, Kathy Delaune; brothers, Wayne Lowder, Robert Lowder, LaVerne Lowder and sister, Lillian Lowder. He is survived by his sons, Dennis Lowder of Spring Bay, John (Lisa) Lowder of Norcross, GA, Richard (Linda) Lowder of Dacula, GA; daughter, Diane (Randy) Prather of Hilton Head, SC; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary (James) Nichols, Betty Beasley, Lois Lowder and numerous nieces and nephews. Waide served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He worked at Hiram Walkers for 38 years as a Sub-Foreman; He was on the Union Board as a Trustee. He loved to be at Madison Golf Course in Peoria and had many friends there. He resided with family, Shannon and Jason Atherton. Cremation has been accorded and a celebration of life will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Shannon Atherton’s residence.