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Lowell Watters

December 16, 1920 - January 17, 2019
From: Milford, IA
Lowell Watters

Lowell Watters

Born: December 16, 1920
Died: January 17, 2019
Age: 98

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     Lowell Elvis Watters son of Helma Katherine Kruse and Daniel Elvis Watters was born on December 16th, 1920 in Hartley, IA. He spent his youth there graduating in 1939 from the Hartley Community School. Lowell went on to serve his country in WWII in the Army from 1942 to 1944 when he was honorably discharged.

     On December 16th, 1950 he was united in marriage to LaVonne "Bonnie" Meyer and they were blessed with three sons: Lowell Lynn, Terry Lee and Mitchell Jay. They raised their boys on the family farm 1 1/2 miles east of Hartley where Lowell farmed until 1975. He worked at Citation Homes in Spirit Lake for several years until retiring. Upon retiring he found a part time job that he truly loved with the Department of Natural Resources as a summer maintenance man. He finally retired for real when he was 85 years old.

     Lowell had an extensive Lionel Train collection and enjoyed going to model train shows and auctions. He also loved animals and was commonly seen walking his black labs in his neighborhood or in the area parks.

     Lowell is survived by two sons and their wives, Terry & Jean of Estherville, Mitch & Valerie of Arnolds Park; four grandchildren: Krissy & Beau Bolsenga of Virginia, Angie & Jeremy Simington of Graettinger, IA, Alex Watters of Sioux City, IA and Breanna Watters of South Carolina. He was also blessed with four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife in 1988 and his infant son, Lowell Lynn in 1952.

Funeral Services will be 1:30 P.M., Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

Military Flag Presentation conducted by the American Legion - Glen Pederson Post #1 of Spencer.
Pastor Paul Frederiksen
Todd Meyer
Mark Brown
Jeremy Simington
Don Tracy
Dave Stoever
Steve Albert
Visitation with the family will be from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M., Sunday afternoon at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
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Hartley, Iowa


Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 8:05 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to the Watters family. My parents, Russel and Gladys Sauer, were good friends of Lowell and Bonnie through the years. I would imagine that my dad and Lowell and Bonnie Are in a good card game up there somewhere. Sending sympathy from Gladys Sauer, Bev Sauer Wittler and Vern, larry and Christie Sauer and family and Bonnie and ztim Knight and family.”
- Beverly Wittler
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 6:03 PM
“I just heard about Mr. Watters passing. My sympathy to his family. I enjoyed my visits with him when delivering meals on wheels. He was such a kind man. ”
- Terri Rierson
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 8:42 AM
“Our condolences to the Watters family. ”
- Michael & Agnes Anderson
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 3:46 PM
“Terry and Mich my condolences to you. So many great memories as neighbors across the section in Hartley!!”
- Nancy Kluender Rosenboom
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 8:08 PM
“Sorry for your lose Mitch our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
- Duane Leach
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 3:35 PM
“Val and Mitch, my sympathies to you on Lowell's passing. You were wonderful caregivers when he most needed you. I enjoyed the few times I was with him. May you find comfort even in the quietness of your home. Blessings.”
- Donna Gray
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:59 AM
“Terry and Mitch and your families, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. It sounds like he lived a full and productive life. I know he raised you two to be the fine men you are. Blessings on you all as you morn the loss and celebrate the life of your dad!”
- Terry and Dorothy Wintz
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:15 PM
“So sorry for your loss!! We will keep you all in our thoughts & prayers!!”
- Jerry & Kathy Welter
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:15 PM
“To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to put an end to all the things that have plagued mankind for centuries including pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). May these promises from God give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.
- Mary
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 5:06 PM
“What a beautiful video tribute to Lowell!! We are so very sorry about Lowell's passing. We know he is at peace and is with Bonnie along with so many other relatives and friends. He always struck me as a quiet, gentle giant very hardworking and kind. He is once again enjoying beautiful colors and sounds. Prayers and peace to each of you....... ”
- Arlyn and Jan
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 3:23 PM
“So sorry to hear of Lowell's passing. You two took such good care of him, Mitch & Val. Blessings to you and your family in this time of sorrow.”
- Mary Thunhorst
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