Lower, Christopher Patrick
July 18, 1967 – December 20, 2017
Age 50 of Maple Grove. Preceded by his mother Susanne, he is survived by his wife Mary, their children: Hailley, Hannah, and Hayden, his father Gary and brothers Tim and Dan. A two-time heart transplant recipient, Chris remained remarkably productive even during his extended hospitalization, working with Mary to support clients of their public relations firm and publishing a low sodium cookbook to help others with similar medical needs. Chris’ devotion to his family and his tenacious fight for life were an inspiration to all who knew him. His passions for learning and story-telling live on in his children. On Jan 6 a Celebration of Life service will take place at 11AM at Church of the Open Door (9060 Zanzibar Ln N.) in Maple Grove. He had hoped friends would tell stories after the service for a remembrance video for his children. In lieu of flowers, funds for educational and medical expenses are being accepted by Mary Lower c/o IntrinXec Mgmt, 5353 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 350, Mpls., MN 55416. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 31, 2017).