Harry E. Powell

Harry Edward PowellPassed away October 21, 2015, in Lansing, MI. He was born February 6, 1935 in Lansing, MI to, the late David W. and Ruth L. (Gillespie) Powell.

Harry is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Mary Lou, children: Susan (Charles) Allen, David (Debra) Powell, grandchildren: Taylor Powell and Harrison Powell; his brother Dr. Gerald (Della) Powell; nephews and niece:  David Powell, Stewart Powell, Andrew Powell, Kyle Bouck, Matt Bouck, and Toni Maese (niece).

He was a graduate of Michigan State University. Harry was a retired Executive Vice President, and member of the Board of Directors with Auto Owners Insurance Company, where he worked 42 years.  Part of this time Harry had lived in Brentwood, TN for 10 years before returning to the Lansing area and then settling in Holt, MI.

He enjoyed boating and fishing at the family cottage in Houghton Lake, MI.  His greatest joy was spending time with his close family and traveling together on many wonderful family vacations over the years.  In retirement, Harry and Mary Lou spent many winters in Fountain Hills, Arizona, and Cape Coral, Florida most recently.

The funeral service for Harry Edward Powell will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with The Rev. Mark Erbes officiating, interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Holt. Visitation will be Sunday 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the American Heart Association.

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Chris Stensen
October 22, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Dear Aunt Mary Lou, Susan, Charles, David, Deborah and Children,
I am sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Harry. I hope that your memories of your husband, father and grandfather help soften the pain of his loss.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love Chris

Patricia Weber Leyden
October 28, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Harry is fondly remembered from our high school days. Though I saw him rarely throughout the years due to distance, different events in my life would bring back memories. I am grateful for having known Harry.
I am saddened by your loss.


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