Lowell L. Stolfus

lowell stolfus
Lowell L. Stolfus, age 73, of New Hampton, IA, died on Monday, February 6, 2012 at his home. Lowell Lawrence Stolfus was born on July 16, 1938 to Barney and Mae (Ingalls) Stolfus in New Hampton. He attended New Hampton Schools. In 1956 he enlisted in the US Air Force and served his country until his honorable discharge in 1960. It was there he earned his GED. After he returned from the service he worked in the construction business for several years. On January 11, 1965 Lowell was married to Linda Mundt in Cedar Falls, IA. The couple made their home in New Hampton where he worked for several local companies until he was employed by the Iowa Department of Transportation. There he worked road maintenance until he retired in 2000, after being employed 21 years. Lowell enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, riding motorcycle, wood working, and playing cards. He especially enjoyed spending time with his wife, daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoyed working many years in the concession stand for the New Hampton Booster Club. Lowell is survived by his wife Linda of 47 years; daughters Lisa Sullivan of Frisco, TX, Ladine (Rod) Knapp of New Hampton, and Amy (Scott) Honken of Hartley, IA; grandchildren Cameron and Madison Knapp and Victoria Sullivan; sisters Janice Hesse of Sumner, IA and Darise (Jim) Donat of Maynard, IA; brothers Edward (Val) Stolfus of Sumner, IA and Richard (Diane) Stolfus Sr. of New Hampton; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law Joan Stolfus of Odgen, UT; Helen Stolfus of Fredericksburg, IA and Shirley Stolfus of Crystal River, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents Barney and Mae Stolfus; brothers Herbert Stolfus Jr, Lyle Stolfus, and identical twin brother Loren Stolfus; and brother-in-law Lavern Hesse. Cemetery: Military rites will be provided by the New Hampton American Legion Fae Stine Post #38 and the New Hampton VFW Post #5238. A private family burial at New Hampton Cemetery will take place at a later date. Memorial may be directed to Lowell's family. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating.

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  1. Linda and girls, So sorry to hear about Lowell. We enjoyed quite a few years working in the concession stand together. Loved joking around with him. He truly loved that job! If it weren’t for him the popcorn wouldn’t have been ready before the game started. What a great guy! He’ll be with you forever in your hearts!

  2. Linda, Amy, Ladine and Lisa,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your husband/father. He was a great and kind man. I have many fond memories of him when I stayed overnight at your house many, many times growing up. I pray that God gives all of you strength in this most difficult time.
    Michelle Chipera

  3. Linda, Ladine, Lisa, Amy and to all your family, I hate having to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Of course I’m sorry, who wouldn’t be, if anyone truly knew what a great friend “Dad” was to so many they would realize that sorry just doesn’t cover it! It just downright stinks. But know that you all are in my thoughts and my heart is heavy for you. Lowell will be remembered by many with love and affection and humor! I always have a hug if you need one.

  4. To the Stolfus family; so sorry for your loss of Lowell. You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss. Sharon and Richard Zeien

  5. Amy & family
    I was very saddened to hear of your father’s passing. I know this is a very hard time for you all, but I also know your strong faith will carry you through, as it has in the past. My little bench planter for flowers on my porch will now be even more special, knowing Lowell is looking down admiring (I hope) the flowers.
    Please give my sympathy to your mom & sisters & love to you & Scott.

  6. Linda & family we want to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of Lowell. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. God Bless you all.

  7. Linda & Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Al & Nikki Rosonke & Family

  8. Linda, Lisa, Ladine, Rod, Amy, Scott, Cam, Maddie and all those who knew and loved Lowell… I extend our sympathy and offer to help in any way we can. Lowell has always had a special piece of my heart. I remember all the time he spent at the truck stop when I worked there on the mechanic side. He was always good for telling funny stories and jokes. I knew I was in for laughs when I would see him pull in on his motorcycle. His crazy sense of humor was always entertaining when he came to the farm to watch me & Ladine fixing fence, using the jackhammer or putting posts and gates up for our “hay burners”as he called them (our horses)! I’ll miss you and think of you often!
    Love you bunches…..

  9. Our sincere sympathy to the Stolfus family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.


    Louise and Donn

  10. Our sincerest sympathies to the Stolfus family on hearing the news of Lowell’s passing. He was caring and friendly neighbor always quick with a “hi” even after we moved out of the neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayer are with you.

  11. Thoughts and prayers in your time of loss. May you find comfort in all your memories!! Lowell was a great man, and will be missed by many!

  12. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family. Lowell will be missed at 8 AM Coffee club. We have so many fond memories of discussions, jokes, and solving all the world problems at McDonalds, and prior to that at our local Hardee’s. We also shared some great motorcycle rides in the past years with Lowell. My Mother was in her 80’s when Lowell gave her her first Motorcycle ride. What fun! It was a pleasure to be his friend. Gerry & Marilee

  13. Ken and I were so sad to hear of Lowell’s passing. I have never liked anyone calling me Pammy, but when Lowell called me Pammy Pooh, it sure made me smile. I know our girls thought he was ‘the funny guy Dad works with’. May your family hold tight to the memories of him. Prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Linda and family, Our sincere sympathy to you and the
    family on the loss of Lowell. He was such a fun person and always had a kind word for everyone. Cherish the
    memories and may Lowell rest in peace.
    Merle & Karen Schwickerath

  15. Lowell was one of the happiest people I’ve had the pleasure of working with, He was always willing to help anyone. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle he would come to work and tell us about his weekend rides and the diffrent adventures. He will be missed my thoughts and prayers are with Linda and the family.

  16. We are sorry to hear of Lowell’s passing. We enjoyed our visits with him and will miss him. He was a special and kind man. Our sympathy to Lowell’s family.

  17. Our thoughts and prayers to the whole family.
    Many a morning we said hello to each other across the street when he was opeing up at McShanny’s.
    Nice man.

    Bob and Brenda

  18. Linda, Ladine and the Stolfus family. Bev and I were out of the country this week, only to return and see of Lowell’s passing. words cant express how sad we are. Always enjoyed his stopping by for a good conversation. He will be missed by us all. You all are in our thoughts and prayers

  19. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Stolfus family at this time in your lifes. Many good memories will be remembered now and over the years to come of the times you had together, keep those in your hearts. Our sincere sympathy.

  20. So saddened to hear of Lowell’s passing. I so appreciated his dropping off cardboard flats for use by my customers for plants. That was so kind of him. I am sure he will be dearly missed. The family is in my prayers and may God give you strength at this time of grieving. Wanda Batchelder

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