Marian Lucile Dowling, age 85 of Ada, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Dowling; brother Bob Whittier; and sister Janet Rigdon. Marian is survived by her children, Charles (Christine) Schram, Patricia Dietz, Nancie (Steven) Mathews, Lynn (Janet Garner) Dowling, Michelle (Mike) Ergang; brother Walt (Pat) Whittier; grandchildren Cortney (Matt) Xiong, Cody Schram, Brittany Dietz, Crystal (Amanda) Dietz, Taylor Ergang, Brayden Ergang; great-grandchildren Calia Xiong, Cai Xiong; and many nieces and nephews. Marian graduated from East Grand Rapids in 1951, and assisted her husband Wayne with bookkeeping at Lowell Automotive. She worked as a claims adjuster for Citizen Insurance; and after retiring, she went back to work part-time at Meadowbrook Insurance Group. Marian loved to fish, and belonged to a bowling league. Funeral will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell MI 49331. Visitation will be held 12:30-2:00 p.m. immediately prior to the service at the funeral home chapel. Rev. Ken Ford officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Lowell. Memorial contributions may be made to Gilda’s Club, ATTN: Lowell, 1806 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.