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Taylor, Lowdell Charles


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Date: 7/14/2005 at 18:12:44

Funeral services for Lowdell Charles Taylor, 59, who died Monday, December 10, 2001, at Knoxville Area Community Hospital, were held Thursday, December 13, at Peace Lutheran Church in Pella. Pastor Mark Pries officiated at the services with Pastor Kim Wills presiding. Music was provided by Barbara De Penning, organist and Scott De Penning, soloist.

Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery. Casket bearers were Christopher Green, Brandon Taylor, Brett Taylor, Jeremy Taylor, Gerald Dowell and Leonard Grimes. Honorary bearers were Brian Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Preston Taylor, Kenneth Stuff, and Michael Swanberg.

Lowdell was born April 16, 1942 in Fort Dodge. He attended school in Fort Dodge where he graduated from high school with the class of 1960.

He married Rosalie Marie Lemmon in March of 1959 in Fort Dodge and to this union three children were born, Mickeal, Jeannia and Steven.

Lowdell started working as a stock boy at a grocery store for National Tea at the age of 14 years. Then at the age of 18 years, he became a manager for Randalls Grocery Store in Fort Dodge. He and his family later moved to Boone, Ames, Cherokee, and Ankeny. He remained in the grocery business all these years and in 1973 began managing a corporate Super Valu Store in Des Moines.

On August 10, 1974 he married Aileen Yvonne Warner in Ankeny. Lowdell and Aileen and her two daughters, Michelle and Lisa, then relocated to Kahoka, Mo. in 1975 where they purchased a Super Valu Store. In 1977 they purchased their Super Valu Grocery Store in Pella. They continued to own and manage the store until April of 2000. During this time, they also purchased a store in Montezuma.

He was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Pella. He was also a member of the Iowa Grocers Association, the Iowa Bow Hunters Association, the Pella Golf and Country Club and was serving on the Airport Commission for the City of Pella. He held a private pilot's license, was an avid bow hunter and archery shooter, and enjoyed water and snow skiing and golfing.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Aileen; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mickeal L. and Shelly Taylor of Montezuma and Steven D. and Dawn Taylor of Des Moines; a daughter, Jeannia J. Swanberg of Norwalk; two step-daughters and their husbands, Michelle D. and Brendan Egan of Louisville, Ky. and Lisa R. and Dan Mitchell of Pella; 13 grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis and Kia Taylor of Keokuk, Merland (Lee) and Phyllis Taylor of Arlington, Texas and Tom and Janine Taylor of Columbia, Mo.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie and David Wooster of Fort Dodge and JoAnnie and Dennis Green of O'Fallon, Ill.; and a sister-in-law, Loretta Stubbe of Marshalltown.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Peace Lutheran Church in Pella.

Arrangements were made by Van Dyk - Duven Funeral Home.

Knoxville Journal Express, December 28, 2001


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