Kyle Patrick Dowling

MARQUETTE, MI. – Kyle Patrick Dowling age 22, of Marquette, entered eternal life Tuesday morning, October 1, 2013 at his home.

Kyle was born October 30, 1990 in Marquette, the son of William James and Dawn Marie (Lullo) Dowling. Raised in Marquette, he was a 2009 graduate of the Marquette Senior High School where he was a dedicated and devoted hockey player throughout his high school years. Kyle was currently enrolled at Northern Michigan University where he was pursuing a degree in Machine and Drafting. A very social, kind, and gentle young man, Kyle was very respectful of adults and loved being around his friends. His interests included woodworking and fishing, both activities he shared with his grandfather, and he enjoyed being an enthusiastic fan of the Detroit Red Wings and Tigers, as well as, the New York Giants. An animal lover, Kyle held a special fondness for his cats.

Kyle is survived by his mother, Dawn Dowling of Negaunee; father, Bill Dowling of Marquette; his sister, Ashley Dowling of Marquette; paternal grandmother, Irene Dowling of New York; and maternal grandparents, Cathy and Carmen Lullo of Sands; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Kyle was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Dowling.

The family will receive relatives and friends at St. Christopher Catholic Church on Monday, October 7 beginning at 10:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm Monday afternoon with Rev. Jeff Johnson, pastor, as celebrant. Pallbearers will be Shane Sizemore, Cody Schneider, Chad Rose, Ryland Molarni, Haley Fisher, and Bill Lullo. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to UPAWS (Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter) P.O. Box 968, Marquette, MI 49855.

The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at