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Lowell T. Karcher

July 24, 1937 — November 10, 2023

Lancaster

Lancaster - Lowell T. Karcher, 86, passed away surrounded by his loved ones, in the comfort of his home, Friday, November 10, 2023.

He was born to the late Ernest H. and Elsie L. (Taylor) Karcher on July 24, 1937. Lowell retired, December 1999, from Ameritech as a Telephone Technician with 30 years of service. He truly loved his job more than anyone we’ve ever known. Lowell served in the U.S. Army Reserve and the Army National Guard for 6 years. 

Lowell married Judy on August 4, 1962 in Lancaster at the First United Methodist Church. He never knew a stranger, and was always there with a smile to help anyone. He loved all his family and friends unconditionally; and was a devoted husband, father, papa, grandpa, great grandpa, and friend. 

Lowell is survived by his wife Judy (Donley); their children Jodie (Bill) Poor, Tom (Tammy) Karcher, and Ric (Emily) Karcher; grandchildren Jeffery, Kourtnee, Clayton, Harrison, Zarrah, and Henry; great grandchildren Adam and Ava; niece Cindy; nephew Doug; great aunt; cousins; and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; father and mother in law William and Ruth Donley; sister Kay; brother Don; and brothers in law Butch, Steve, and Ric Donley.

Visitation will be at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, 405 N. Columbus St. Lancaster, OH 43130 on Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. The funeral service will be held in the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home chapel Friday, November 17, 2023 at 2pm. Caring Cremation® will follow. 

Special thanks to the FairHope Hospice staff who cared for Lowell like they were part of our family. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to FairHope Hospice, 282 Sells Rd, Lancaster, OH 43130. 

To send an online condolence, and sign the guest book, please visit www.funeralhome.com.

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

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Friday, November 17, 2023

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