Lowell L. McArdle

East Tawas, Michigan
March 26, 1936 - December 1, 2020


A celebration of life will be held a later date.

Obituary Notice

Lowell L. McArdle, of East Tawas, passed away peacefully at Lakeview Manor Healthcare Center in Tawas City on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, age 84. Lowell was born on March 26, 1936 to James and Cecelia McArdle in Tawas City. He retired in 1997 from Tawas Industries after working full time for more than 40 years! During his long career at Tawas Industries, Lowell was knick-named and respected as "The Chief"! Lowell was a very active man who could do almost anything. Aside from working full time at Tawas Industries, Lowell also enjoyed working side by side with his very good friend, Dean Look. Lowell volunteered countless hours at the Tawas Elks Lodge #2525, which he was so active with for 28 years. Lowell served as a Trustee with the Elks for many years, and he was elected the Elk of the Year in 2000, and in 2009, Lowell earned the Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award! He was bestowed the deserved privilege as an Honorary Life Member on February 5, 2019! Lowell absolutely cherished spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and later, his great grandchildren. He enjoyed playing euchre, taking casino trips, and just staying active and helping anyone who needed a hand. Lowell will be forever cherished and remembered by all who had known and loved him! Lowell is survived by his loving children, Jim and Eva McArdle, Fred and Ann McArdle, Dick and Kat McArdle, Ann and Joe Griffis, Shelly McArdle, and Tim Timreck; 24 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; extended family, Mary and Greg Windsor, Terry and Rosa Tanner, Ruthanne and Tom Piechocki, Karen Tanner, Sharon Tanner, Dick and Candy Zaharias, Gary Lee, Donna Peters, Ken and Bonnie Herriman, Jim and Denise Herriman, Joy and Ron Maloney, Donna Lier and Dan Karbowski, and Roger Whitford; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends that he considered family. Lowell is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Eldene (Zaharias) McArdle, to whom he married on February 16, 1957. Lowell and Eldene celebrated 62 years of beautiful marriage until her passing on May 10, 2019. Lowell is also preceded in death by a son, Ron McArdle; a granddaughter, Kendra McArdle; and 2 great grandchildren. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Those wishing to express their thoughts for his family are encouraged to leave message of love and support at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Tawas Elks Lodge #2525 Scholarship Fund; the American Cancer Society; or to the charity of your choice.


Memorial contributions may be directed to the Tawas Elks Lodge #2525 Scholarship Fund; the American Cancer Society; or to the charity of your choice.


Wilber Township Cemetery


So sorry for your loss, Lowell was a very kind man. Thoughts and prayers to the McArdle family.
— Gary and Michelle Conklin
So very sorry to hear of Lowell’s passing..He was a a true gentleman..He is now with his beloved Eldene...rest in peace....
— Fran & Maureen Mathy
Im sorry for your loss. Ive known your mom and dad along time. They are together now. Prayers for all
— Linda Friedgen
Enjoyed the yrs working with Lowell. Such a wonderful and kind hearted man. Thoughts and prayers for all Lowell's family and friends. He will surely be missed
— Cindy Zenser
So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and will be missed!
— Lou Hadley
Lowell was such a wonderful brother in law and friend. I will miss him terribly! I know he’s happy with my wonderful sister in law. My they watch over us all. Till we meet again. Much love 💕
— Donna Peters
Thinking of all of you during this sad time of loss. Lowell always treated me which such kindness and was so helpful to me when we worked together. He was my "go to guy" for anything I needed and always greeted me with his signature smile and distinctive chuckle. Great man who will be sorely missed by all who had the privledge to know him. RIP Chief....you were one of the best for sure!
— Sheryl Firestone
such a sweet man. prayers to family and friends.
— christin maddix
Our sympathy’s to the Mc Ardle family. We were neighbors for several years. Loved both Lowell and Eldene. Our children played together.
— Greg and Marleen Huck
Sorry to hear of the loss of Lowell. Such and kind and caring man. Rip Lowell with the love of your life. Prayers for all the family .
— janet coyer
So sorry. Think maybe Bob and your mother and dad are having fun with the pull tabs in heaven. RIP Lowell, Eldene and Bob
— June Scott
So, sorry for your loss,condolences to the entire McArdle family.
— Laura Kruse Cassiday
So very sorry for your loss.....Such an awesome man,,,,,,he will be missed by many,,,,,R,I,P,
— Patti and Dennis Whitford
So sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is always difficult. I hope you have many happy memories to comfort you during this difficult time. Prayers and warm hugs to you all
— Ron and Joy Maloney
Lowell was such a nice man. So sorry for your loss McArdle kids. Hugs and prayers to you all
— Kim and Fred Landon
Lowell sure enjoyed being on finance committee with you, and drinking a few beers afterwards. Will be thinking of you.
— Dick and Jeannie Fike
Sorry to hear of your dads passing. May happy memories carry you through this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts & prayers especially now.
— Ken & Bonnie J Herriman
Uncle Lowell was one of the sweetest men I’ve ever known. I looked so forward to his visits when I was a child. He made me feel so loved and like a true part of the family. I pray he’s reunited with his wife and son. All my love.
— Jessica Balmer
What a sweetheart. We were so blessed to have known him. He will be greatly missed. Sending prayers of comfort and peace yo you all.
— Charlie & Vicki Stonehouse
No one could have better neighbors and friends than we had in our more than 30 years next door to Lowell and Eldene. The neighborhood is poorer with their passing. Lowell always had time for family and friends. He was a good man. He will be missed... Our thoughts and prayers are with the McArdle family. We share the burden of your loss.
— Neal and Barb Miller
I am so sorry for your loss
— Tina Winchell
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
— George and Janet Fishel
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family

Kirk and April Johnson
— April Johnson
Wow what story do I tell 🤭 We worked hard but we sure had a lot of laughs Truly a best friend... RIP buddy and go put another log on the fire 🔥
— Dean Look
Thoughts and prayers for the family
— Tim and Naomi Stonehouse
Grandpa McArdle was always so kind to our boys. He had such a kind hear! You are in our thoughts❤️
Trafelet family
— Trafelet Family
Fred and family. Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You are all in our prayers.
— Jack Smith
We were sorry to learn of Lowell's passing. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
— Dick & Lori Frederick
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of Mr Mc Ardle.
— Patricia Johnroe Eskew
To Lowell's whole family, my prayers are with you all. Lowell worked with my dad at Tawas Industries, so we had a lot to talk about at the Ladies Bowling banquets that Eldene and I attended for years.
Lowell and Eldene were a wonderful couple, and will be missed dearly.
— Lillian Engle
To all of Lowell’s family, our deepest condolences. So proud to call your parents our friends. Your dad will be deeply missed by so many people.
— Jim and Kathy Nelkie
Fred sorry to hear the loss of your father. I always liked delivering to Tawas Ind. and talking with your Dad. Take care Boss Hog UPS
— Joseph Izworski

Sorry to hear about your dad ... and thanks for carrying on his great legacy
— Dave Hoin

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