Debbie Lowe

debbie lowe
Debbie Lowe, age 60, of Ionia, IA passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Riceville Family Care Center in Riceville, IA after a lengthy illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, IA with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating. Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Scriptural Wake Service on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Ionia Funeral Home and will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to St. Boniface Catholic Church. Debbie was born November 26, 1960 in Cresco, IA, the daughter of John and Marge (Barth) Lowe. She was a longtime resident of Ionia, IA. Debbie was a devoted member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. She served on the church council, ladies guild, taught Religion classes and youth group. On Monday nights you could find Debbie at church helping with Bingo. She volunteered many hours to the church and loved every moment of it! Debbie graduated in 1979 from New Hampton High School and continued her education at NICC in Calmar, IA. After graduation, Debbie worked at KCZQ Radio Station in Cresco for 30 years as Office Manager and co-owner of Ionia Funeral Home. Debbie always enjoyed the family holiday get-togethers, Christmas being her favorite which she hosted every year and always decorated the most beautiful Christmas tree. She took pleasure in seeing her niece, great niece and nephew opening gifts. She also made birthdays special and remembered family with cards. Those left to cherish her memories are her siblings, Steve Lowe of Ionia, Lola (Alan) Meyer of St. Lucas, IA and Linda (Warren) Fretheim of Ridgeway, IA; her niece, Amber (David Grube) Wilkins of Riceville and her daughter, Ariel; nephew, Kyle Fretheim of Cresco; her uncle, Milton (Ardys) Barth of Decorah, IA; aunt, Jean Lowe of New Hampton and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marge Lowe.

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  1. Dean said it all, beautifully. We always hoped Debbie could return, but God had other plans for her. Debbie’s memory is a blessing to all of us. May she Rest In Peace. Bruce Buckley

  2. Deb will be missed so fun to visit with. I live in Minnesota but still when I was back in Ionia she always stopped what she was doing to say Hi. So sorry to hear her death way to young. Vic and Diane Ball

  3. Lowe family, deepest sympathy to you all. She was such a friendly person. She loved working bingo with my mother. Hugs to you all.

  4. So sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. We were classmates and friends in high school. She was always the nicest person. Gone to soon. My sympathies to her family.

  5. Steve – I am so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. She was always so nice in high school and I enjoyed talking to her. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  6. Thoughts and prayers to the Lowe Family. Debbie was the true hero of Super C Radio and Mega Media Ltd. Behind the scenes she did everything. Deb we’ve missed you since your last day at the station on 12/24/2019. Not a day goes by without thinking of your work ethic, compassion and love for your family and radio family. It was an honor to work with you and I learned a lot about what is important in life. On behalf on the Super C Radio Family, Wendy and I – you’ll be missed. One last song for the road – Whitney Houston’s – “I wanna Dance with Somebody”. Time to dance in Heaven!! Dean and Wendy Lickteig

  7. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Conway-Markham Funeral Home – New Hampton

  8. Deb was the best and she will be remembered for all the wonderful things she did for the church and friends….She definitely has a place in heaven… Tim & Terry

  9. Debbie was a great support to KCZQ radio station for many years in Cresco! She was kind, honest & sincere! So glad I got to know her when I worked next door at Dollar General in the early years!! God bless you Debbie-no more suffering from cancer!!!!

  10. Hugs to the Lowe family. Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your sister. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  11. My deepest sympathy to the Lowe family! Deb was my classmate and was always the nicest person.. Deb Weidler

  12. Debbieβ€˜s passing has left a huge void in church. She was always so kind and sweet and a joy to visit with. We had a lot of fun times working at Bingo with her in the church basement. She will be greatly missed by all of us.

  13. Steve and the Lowe Family, so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all at this time.


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