Donald "Don" Lowe

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on Jan 12, 1920
Departed on Feb 20, 2020

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Donald S. Lowe, 100, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital.  Visitation will be on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel Stateroom from 4-6pm.  Funeral service will be on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories at 1:30pm, interment to follow.

Don was born January 12, 1920 to Earl and Louise (Powers) Lowe in Cedar Rapids, He graduated from McKinley High School.  He worked for Collins Radio for 40 years.  He proudly served his country in World War II.  Don married Pauline Bennett on August 8, 1948.  Don enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and photography in his earlier retirement years.  He was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears and Iowa Hawkeyes.  He listened to both of the Cubs World Series of his lifetime on the radio.  In 1945 he was in England listening to Armed Forces radio.  In 2016 he was no longer able to see well enough to watch it on the television.  

Don is survived by his children, Donna (John) Castle, Daniel (Darla) Lowe and Diana (Mike) Peiffer; his grandchildren, Jason, Adam, Brian (Sam), Megan, Nick (Sam), Ben (Monica) and Josh; and great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Penelope.  Don’s greatest joy was his family.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, Lyle and sister, Ethel.

Our family would like to thank the staff at Bickford Senior Living and the staff of St. Luke’s Hospital Hospice Unit, ER and throughout St. Luke’s for their compassionate care of Don.

Memorials may be directed to St. Luke’s Hospice Unit, University of Iowa Eye Clinic and/or the Iowa Department of the Blind.