Lowell E. Wenger
                               November 17, 1948 -- February 20, 2019

Lowell E. Wenger, 70, of The Villages, FL, died at 10:51 am on Wednesday,
February 20, at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, FL. He was born Nov.
17, 1948, in Goshen, IN, to Theodore and LaVina (Hershberger) Wenger. On
December 27, 1976, in Green Bay, WI, he married Andrea Goral. He is
survived by his wife, Andrea (Goral) Wenger of The Villages, FL; son, Joel of
Canton, MI; and daughter, Erin of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was
preceded in death by his parents and sister, Linda Wenger. Lowell attended
Purdue University and was awarded a Ph.D. in physics in 1975. His career
spanned positions at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, and the
University of Alabama at Birmingham, in Birmingham, AL, including roles of
university professor, researcher, and dean. In his earlier years, he was  
active in sports (basketball, softball, running, skiing, golf), and continued
enjoying group golf outings for as long as he was able. After retirement, he
furthered his sister's work on family genealogy and continued advising
students from around the world on their theses. Friends will be received
from 12:00 - 2:00 pm followed by a 2:00 pm funeral service on Wednesday,
February 27 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury.
Pastor Ron Russell will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery,
Middlebury. In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Lowell may be given
to the American Cancer Society.


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Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Joel - I didn't have the good
fortune to meet your father but heard much about him over the past few
years since we met. I know he will be missed. Please accept my support
during these difficult times. Bob
From: Robert and Susan Merlotti
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You are in our prayers and may God give you the strength to face each day
and may he carry you through this time of loss. He was one of the best
bosses I ever had.
From: De & Christina Cowen - WSU
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We are very sad to hear about Lowell's passing. Lowell was always very
kind to us, hiring me at Wayne State University when he was chair of the
physics department. We remember fondly when he drove us around Detroit
when we first arrived, making us feel welcome. He was an excellent chair of
the physics department - bringing the department together. He was very
kind to everybody. As a chair, he was an example of calm, fair and
compassionate leadership and he played a crucial role making the physics
department the excellent and collegial place it is today. More personally, Pat
and I considered Lowell a good friend, and enjoyed our visit with him and
Andi in Alabama a few years ago. Our heartfelt sympathies go to Andi and
their families.
From: Peter Hoffmann and Patricia Domanski
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I remember fondly when Lowell and Andrea joined the WSU physics
department. He was a wonderful colleague, scholar and friend, and an
excellent chair. Having recently lost my wife, Sandy, I pray that the God of all
comfort will surround Andrea and family with love.
From: Bob Thomas
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