Lowell E. Head

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Lowell E. Head, age 82, of Alta Vista, IA passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Colonial Manor in Elma, IA with his family by his side. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma with a 7:00 PM Scripture Service. Burial will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Lowell Eugene was born December 29, 1938 in New Hampton, IA, the son of Kenneth and Mildred (Trewin) Head. As a child, Lowell was raised in rural Chickasaw County and graduated from Charles City High School in 1957. After completing his education, Lowell enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his nation on aircraft carriers, USS Yorktown and USS Ranger, in the East Pacific as an electronics technician on the planes. He returned home in 1961 and began his lifelong career farming with his father and working at Oliver in Charles City. While bowling with friends one evening, Lowell met the love of his life, Sandra K. Oleson. The couple was united in marriage on September 14, 1963. The couple made their home on their present farm shortly after their union. Together, they welcomed their three children, Teresa, Myron and Daron and farmed together all their married lives. For many years, Lowell was an area DeKalb dealer. Lowell and Sandra enjoyed traveling together throughout the country as well as internationally. When they weren’t traveling the globe, they enjoyed visiting their grandchildren and chasing their athletics. Those left to honor his memories are his wife, Sandra Head of Alta Vista; his children, Teresa (Joe) Hickey of Mason City, Myron (Melanie Beaston Ondrashek) Head of Elma, IA and Daron Head of Ames, IA; his grandchildren, Jacob (Allison) Head, Myranda (Eli Albrecht) Head, Alyssa (Jason Rohrbeck) Hickey, Alexa (Devon Holthaus) Head, Brittany Hickey, Justin (Tracy) Head, Dalton Head, Joseph Head, and Taylor; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Donald Oleson of Las Vegas, NV and niece and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bonnie (Richard) Halstead; great-grandson, Bryson Holthaus.

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  1. Incrediby sorry to hear of Uncle Lowell’s passing. So many wonderful memories of him. What a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and person. Thoroughly loved and adored all my stays in childhood at your farm – the best of times 🙂 How we all worked hard, but also how much fun we also had! And as Kandice said in remembering our Mother at her funeral, our Mother super loved her Younger Brother and was always incredibly happy whenever Lowell was in her company. She would light up when she was near both Lowell and Aunt Sandra. And how we had fun with your CB radio – do you remember our various handles and seemed then a miracle that we could so communicate over even those short distances. And going to Rochester when we boys were so proud to come home with “Peggy Pioneer”. And I remember being terrified of Hasen (I think was his hame) – your pretty huge bull and the amazing thing of it all, Hasen was afraid of Uncle Lowell! That’s what a master farmer and livestock man he was! So all my love to each of you, and I hate that I can’t be with you all for the visitation, one of the real costs of working abroad is not being able to attend such super important events. Uncle Lowell was very important person in my childhood and I will always be grateful to him for his kindness, generosity, good nature and how he wanted us boys to have fun – and how we had fun! All kindest wishes at this difficult time and may you find peace in the wonderful life Uncle Lowell lived and all the warm and enduring memories he forever leaves …

  2. Our sympathies and prayers are with you. Our family roots are in agriculture and we loved growing up farming with Uncle Lowell.

  3. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  4. Thinking of all of you with sincere sympathy as you honor your father and husband with all the memories you created through the years. Our sincere sympathy. Pat and Ann Loftus

  5. Thinking of your family! So sorry for the loss of Lowell. I have many fond memories at your house Teresa! And the reputable picking of rocks.😁Lifelong friends!🙏 Much love sent your way Sandy, Teresa, Myron, Daron and Families Love, Joel & Letti Schwake

  6. Lowell was a good neighbor and will be certainly be missed by his family, friends, and neighborhood. Our sympathy, Gary & Marilyn Klobassa

  7. My deepest sympathies to Sandy and the family. Lowell was such a great guy. I will always remember him with a smile. What fun times we had a t the BlueBird. Hugs and prayers!

  8. You and your family are in our thoughts. May your Dad Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Jacqueline, Tim, Sophie and Levi

  9. Myron, I’m sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Dads are such special people in our lives! Prayers and sympathy for you and your family. Carolyn Nelson

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