Obituary of Lowell T. Potvin
November 5, 1940 - February 5, 2024
Lowell T. Potvin. Age 83 of Allen Park.
Beloved husband of Judy Potvin for 62 years (together for 66 years). Loving father of Matthew Potvin, Nathan (Jane) Potvin, Alison Potvin, Christopher (Deborah) Potvin, Jason (Elizabeth) Potvin, and Aaron (Rian) Potvin. Dearest grandfather of Ethan, Eddie, Leon, Sawyer, and Lucas.
Cremation will take place at The On-Site Crematory, located within Molnar Funeral Homes - Brownstown Chapel.
Inurnment at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan.
Family Tribute ~
Lowell Potvin attended Alcona High School where he graduated valedictorian of his class in 1959. He soon married the love of his life, Judy, in 1962. He was a proud graduate from Michigan State University in 1964.
Lowell was a First Lieutenant in the Army as part of the Army Corps of Engineers that included being stationed in Fort Belvoir, (Virginia), Fort Leonard Wood (Missouri), and Vietnam. He had a long career as a Civil Engineer having worked at Rouge Steel and Ford Motor Company.
Lowell was a man of many interests and skill sets. He was a self-taught handyman and did everything from masonry to finish carpentry. He single-handedly remodeled the interior of the family home.
Lowell was the inaugural soccer coach for Cabrini's 7th and 8th grade boys teams and took them to the Catholic Youth Organization championship game in his second season.
Lowell served as Scout Master for Troop 1052 for thirteen years and was awarded the Silver Beaver for distinguished service to young people and the St. George Emblem for making significant and outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youth in Scouting.
He and Judith loved dancing and started dancing in 1990. They belonged to a country western demo team named Denim & Lace. They also taught ballroom and country western for many years. The last few years they have enjoyed teaching ballroom at the Taylor Senior Center.
Being an avid fisherman, Lowell had many favorite spots that ranged from the big waters of Lake Erie to the small waters of Four Mile Lake. He also enjoyed chasing Steelhead on several northern Michigan rivers. Lowell spent time on the water from Alaska to Scotland.
He loved the outdoors and one could even say his religion was nature. He and Judith owned a motorhome and enjoyed visiting many of the national parks. Their most ambitious excursion was a three month trip through Alaska in 2010.
More than anything he loved family, especially his cherished grandchildren. He was dearly loved and will be missed. We were privileged to have him in our lives.
John Molnar, Sr. opened the Detroit Hungarian Funeral Home, now the Molnar Funeral Homes, in 1923. The funeral home began in his home until relocating across the street to it's Delray location at 8623 Dearborn Avenue, in 1936. He had a strong work ethic and believed that you should never stop learning...