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Peterseim Funeral Home
Sunday December 27th, 2020
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Wilbur Lowe

Wilbur Alan “Al” Lowe, 71, of Riverside, died Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at his home following a battle with cancer. A public visitation will be held Sunday, December 27, 2020, from 1 – 4 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona.  Social distancing guidelines will be in place and masks are required.  A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice and Riverside First Responders.

Wilbur Alan Lowe was born August 1, 1949, in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Arthur Wilbur and Jorene (Houdesheldt) Lowe.  He graduated from Ottumwa High School and meat cutting school in Ohio.  Al worked as a meat manager at Eagle Foods in Iowa City for 35 years, at Cub Foods for four years and as produce manager at JW’s in Kalona for three years.  On May 13, 2000, he was united in marriage to Diane Waldschmidt at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Riverside.  He was a member of the Richmond Masonic Lodge #96 and was a Washington County Reserve Deputy for 16 years. Al enjoyed watching Cardinals, Cubs and Braves baseball, watching Westerns, reading, history and traveling, visiting 49 states with Diane. He was a great cook and loved being with his family, telling stories and jokes to entertain them.

Survivors include his wife Diane of Riverside, one son Karl Lowe of Iowa City, four stepchildren: Scott Grecian, Tim (Jenny) Grecian, Sue (Shawn) Maloney and Gina (Aaron) Kos and 11 grandchildren.

Preceding Al in death were his parents Arthur and Jorene Lowe, one brother David Lowe and his in-laws: Elmer and Shirley Waldschmidt.

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Diane and family, Mike and I extend our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have many great memories to cherish and reflect on. Take care. Sincerely, Cathy and Mike F

Cathy Fountain Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM

Diane, Michael and I were so shocked when our granddaughter, Taylor told us that Al had passed away when we saw the family at Christmas. We had not heard about it, but she of course saw it on Facebook and I was glad that she asked us about it. We would always talk about our birthdays being the same day and living next door to each other, how did that happen? We still do miss all of our neighbors on Schnoebelen Street. Thinking of you and your family and are so sorry for your loss.

Mike and Karolyn McDole Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

Great memories of Al, he always stops to talk or at least waved! He was a special deputy with my husband Kevin. And I agree he did have that wry smile, it made you wonder what he was thinking about, or looking right through you! he helped us so much with the Riverside first responders. Al & Diane made a great couple. Al was the big guy in Diane was the little one. Will truly miss watching him walking up and down the sidewalk with his dog. Bless him in heaven!

Barb & Kevin Kiene Dec 25 2020 12:00 AM

Diane, Carl and family. Jim and I are so sad to hear of Al's passing. What a kind and special man he was. Ran into him on walks sometimes with your dog. He would speak so lovingly of you and how important all the kids and family was to him and you. Sending love and prayers.

James & Diane Fowler Dec 24 2020 12:00 AM

My sympathy, Diane and family. Al and I worked together for a number of years at UIHC Guest Services. He'll be remembered for his wry humor, our political discussions, and an exemplary work ethic with our valet team.

Dave Bousfield Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM