Tom was born in Appleton on January 15, 1959, the son of the late Russell Sr. and Jane (Brandherm) Lowe. Tom started installing floors at age 18, working for Stu’s Home Interiors. Three years later, he started his own business and installed floors for 36 years until Cancer forced him to retire. Tom loved fishing and even went so far as to buy his kids tip-ups for Christmas. He had 13 fish mounted. He played baseball and softball for over 35 years and had an incredible memory for sports statistics and music. He collected hundreds of football and baseball cards and went to over 100 rock concerts. He was one of the biggest Packer fans in Wisconsin and served both on the Packer advisory board in the Post Crescent as well as on a local radio show that commented on games. He was such a fan that the family named their pets (and children) after favorite players. Tom was so generous and was filled with the holiday spirit around Christmas time. Nothing made him happier than an oversized Christmas tree.
Tom was the proud father of his four children: Alysia (Kyle) Ehle, Dallas, TX; Brittany Lowe, San Francisco, CA; Jaclyn Lowe, Dallas, TX; Marcus Lowe, La Crosse, WI; his granddaughter, Brooklyn Annabelle Ehle. Tom is also survived by his siblings: Constance Van Zummeren, Waupaca; Barbara Lowe, Milwaukee; Russell Lowe Jr., Rhinelander; Richard (Sheila) Lowe, Waupaca; Mary (Tim) Angsten, Waupaca and Peter (Cindie) Lowe, Sherwood, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russ and Jane and a brother, Donald Lowe.
Memorial Services will be on Friday, September 2 at 3 p.m. at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca with Mark Gerlach and Jerry Drews officiating. Visitation will be on Friday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Because of Tom’s generous spirit, the family would greatly appreciate memorials for an Adopt-a-Family in his name during Christmas time. Picking out Christmas presents and making sure others had a nice holiday season was one of his favorite things. The family would like to thank the staff at Park Vista, Dr. Earl Anderson, Dr. Anthony Phillips and ThedaCare Hospice for taking such wonderful care to Tom. Holly Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.