Tom Lower, 58, of Aledo, Illinois died Friday, October 17, 2014, surrounded by family, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be in Candor Cemetery, rural Seaton. Visitation is Tuesday, October 21 st from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo. Memorials may be left for the family.
Thomas Jerome Lower was born March 10, 1956 in Moline, Illinois a son of Lloyd “Bud” and Katherine “Kitty” Tolliver Lower. He was a 1974 graduate of Aledo High School. When he was 15 years old, Tom started shoeing horses and continued to do so for the next 40 years. He worked high steel bridge construction for many years. On October 9, 2007, he married Marlene Gieseke in Eminence, MO. Tom loved the outdoors, and enjoyed riding Harleys, horses and snowmobiles. His humor was well known; he had a way with words…and people. Tom loved to “stir the pot”, but still was a generous, big hearted person.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Marlene Lower, Aledo; son: Zach Lower, Milan; step-children: Brad (Michelle) Salmon and Bart Salmon, all of Illinois City; step-grandchildren: Kyle Salmon, Emily Salmon, Dan Groenbeck and Wyatt Salmon; siblings: Vicki (Bill) Bluedorn, Taylor Ridge, Pat (Judy) Lower, Joe (Laurie) Lower, Ed (Denise) Lower, Sue (Tom Nelson) Bieri and Matt (Bev) Lower, all of Aledo and his parents: Bud and Kitty Lower, Aledo.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.