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SCOBEY — Wayne Irwin Lowthian passed away on May 25, 2013, at Daniels Memorial Healthcare Center in Scobey, Mont. He was born on June 1, 1925, to Phil and Georgetta Lowthian. He attended grade school at Butte Creek country school and graduated from Peerless High School in 1943.

He married Adeline Bolster Michel on May 12, 1963. He spent his life doing what he loved — farming and ranching in the Butte Creek community. After retiring in 1986, they moved to Scobey, where he and Adeline enjoyed spending time in their garden and beautiful flower beds. He never turned down an opportunity to play cards and visit with friends. He loved to take his great-granddaughters fishing and teaching them all of his smart little witty sayings. He was born with a kind heart and a very unique sense of humor. There was nothing he enjoyed as much as a good joke or being able to pull a prank on his many friends and neighbors.

He was a member of The Order of Eastern Star, the Masonic Lodge, a Shriner, and an active member of the Scobey United Methodist Church.

He passed away three years to the day after his wife, Adeline, and was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Archie; sister, Lois; stepson, Wayne; and granddaughter, Twila Michel.

Wayne is survived by a daughter-in-law, Ella Marie Michel; two grandsons, Terry (Linda) Michel, Tim (Vickie) Michel; one great-grandson, Austin Michel; four great-granddaughters, Genevieve, Sarah and Katie Michel, Whitney (Nick) Peterson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Grandpa, you will be missed, but never forgotten.

A memorial service will be Saturday, June 1, at 2 p.m. at the Scobey United Methodist church with burial to follow at the Scobey Cemetery.

Waller Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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