In Memory of Delbert Lowe

Delbert Lowe
Delbert Lowe
Born: April 25, 1930
Died: June 13, 2018
Age: 88
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Delbert Lowe
April 25, 1930 - June 13, 2018
From: Nevada, IA

Delbert Lowe, age 88, of Nevada, Iowa, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Rolling Green Village in Nevada.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada, with Pastor Russ Burnett officiating.  Burial will follow in the Maxwell Cemetery, with military honors conducted by American Legion Post #37 of Ames.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 5-7 p.m. 

Born April 25, 1930, at home in Maxwell, Iowa, Delbert Eugene Lowe was the son of Dillard L. and Bessie Marie (Whited) Lowe, Sr.  Delbert graduated from Maxwell High School in 1949, and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951-53. 

On November 4, 1951, Delbert married Emma Ilene Dunahoo at Iowa Center, Iowa.  The couple was blessed with four sons, Michael, Kevin, Randy, and Rick.  Delbert was employed in several capacities over the years, including as a farmer near Maxwell, as parts manager at Mathison Ford, and as sexton of the Nevada Municipal Cemetery.  He retired in 1992. 

Delbert was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Nevada and Moose Lodge #520 of Ames.  He participated in American Legion Post No. 37 in Ames and 40/8 Voiture #285 of Story County, and was a 20-year volunteer firefighter and assistant fire chief of the Nevada Fire Department.  Delbert loved to reminisce about his service as a firefighter, was an avid collector of bicycles, hats, and other treasures, enjoyed gardening, and made many happy memories camping throughout the Midwest with his family.

Survivors include his son, Rick (Renae) Lowe of Story City; three grandchildren, Dakota Lowe, Nick Lowe, and Paxton Sudbeck; two brothers, Elbert Lowe, and Bob (Marilyn) Lowe, all of Nevada; as well as nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his wife Emma in 2006; three sons, Michael in 1954, Kevin in 1988, and Randy in 1961; his parents; two brothers, Dillard Lowe, Jr., and Wayne Lowe; and an infant sister, Zelda Lowe.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Delbert and his family.   


Monday, October 22, 2018 at 1:13 PM
“I just found out today that Delbert had passed away in May. I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I have known Delbert since I was a very young child. He was the neighbor that lived half a block from our home and he was a great neighbor, He and his wife, Ilene were good people to know. My parents were neighbors all their life and thought highly of them. May God's blessing be on his family.”
- Ruth Betts Seger
Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:56 AM
“I will keep his family in my prayers he was a great person and I do remember him working at my dads dealership, he was a honest man and I really had a lot of respect for him and his work ethic at the dealership. And he also really cared about the Nevada Community and protecting the citizens of Story County.”
- mathew mathison
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:10 PM
“Very sorry to hear of Delbert's passing. He was a great cousin and a real friend whenever I was in need. Heartfelt condolences to all the Lowe family.”
- Larry & Kathy Thielen
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:20 AM
“We are so sorry to hear the news, the Lowe Family's are in our thoughts and prays. Deepest sympathy from your AmeriGas Family.”
- Amerigas
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:20 AM
“So sorry for your lost Rick. Your dad was a great guy!”
- June Gross
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:35 AM
“What to say about my Uncle Delbert, so many great memories...pheasant hunting, Christmas's (some with bananas), camping out, sing-a-longs, home movies, you name it. I will love you and miss you and Aunt Ilene forever.....”
- Duff Lowe
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:35 AM
“Sorry to hear about Delbert, he was a great person. Helped me out a lot as I was growing up. Prayers for the families.”
- Toby K Vaughan
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:35 AM
“My condolences to the Lowe Family. My thought and prayers are with you Rick and Renae and all other family members.”
- Pam Owenson
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10 a.m.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, IA


Pastor Russ Burnett


Rodney Lowe
Jason Lowe
Jeremy Lowe
Dave Smith
Aaron Borton
Paxton Sudbeck


5-7 p.m.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, IA


Maxwell Cemetery
Maxwell, IA
Military honors by
American Legion
Post No. 37