Mitchell L. “Mike” Lowe, 69, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Ottumwa and Pella, died Monday, January 31, 2022 in the Hospice of Unity Point/St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.
In accordance with Mike’s wishes, no services will be held. The Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.
Mitchell Lee “Mike” Lowe was born October 31, 1952 in Ottumwa. He was the son of Henry Luther and Margaret Lucille (Steele) Lowe.
Mike was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Army. He enlisted at Ft. Des Moines, IA on Sept. 30, 1970. Mike served with the USA Strategic Command, MOC 11th Signal Group while stationed in Vietnam and Indochina. He was honorably discharged on August 22, 1973 at Ft. Huachuca, AZ with the following honors: the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars.
On February 14, 2005 in Knoxville, IA, Mike was united in marriage to Sheryl Marie Moore.
Mike worked for the John Deere Company in Waterloo, IA. For several years, Mike was a security guard for Iowa Wesleyan University.
In his spare time, Mike was a gifted artist. Mike held a deep passion and love for motorcycles and 4-wheelers. He treasured his drag racing car “Red”, which he kept immaculately polished. He raced “Red” often at the drag strip in Eddyville. Also in Eddyville, Mike held the title of “Burnout King”.
Those thankful for sharing in Mike’s life include his wife, Sheryl Moore of Mt. Pleasant; 3 children and their spouses – Justin & Crystal McDonald of Houghton, Krista & Daniel McAllister of Fairfield and Jamie & Matthew Krogmeier of Mt. Pleasant, and 8 grandchildren – Gabriella, Gracelyn, Mayrose, Rockwell and Evanora McAllister, Lawson and Addyson Krogmeier and Korbyn McDonald.
Mike’s parents precede him in death.
In lieu of flowers, cards and memorials may be directed to Mike’s wife, Sheryl Moore at 1008 North Broadway Street, Mt. Pleasant, IA, 52641.