DOWLING Wayne M. Dowling Jr., age 73 of Kentwood formerly of Lowell passed away October 21 2011. Wayne was predeceased by his mother Helen (Gowlaski) Kerekes; father Wayne M. Dowling Sr.; step-father Carl Kerekes. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 49 years Marian; children Charles (Chris) Schram Pat Dietz Nancie (Steven) Mathews Lynn Dowling (Janet Garner), Michelle (Mike) Ergang; grandchildren Cortney (Matt) Xiong Cody Schram Brittany and Crystal Dietz Taylor and Brayden Ergang; step-mother Irene Kerekes; brother Rex (Connie) Dowling; sisters Gwen Zanella Carla (Ron) Kerekes-Martin; brother-in-law Walter (Pat) Whittier; brothers Dennis and David Dowling; and several nieces nephews and cousins. Wayne owned and operated Lowell Automotive (Napa) from 1963 to 1983. In the meantime he was a member of the school board for Lowell Area Schools from 1976 to 1988. Funeral service will be at Roth-Gerst Chapel 305 N. Hudson Lowell. Rev. Ken Ford officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Wayne Dowling Jr., Lowell High School Scholarship Fund 305 N. Hudson Lowell MI 49331.