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Lowell Lewis Schroeder

January 28, 1944 — May 8, 2020

   Lowell Schroeder, age 76, of Manilla, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020, at his home near Manilla, following a short illness. Private family services will be held the week of May 11. Ohde Funeral Home in Manning is in charge of arrangments.


   Lowell Lewis, son of Lewis and Alma (Pfoltner) Schroeder was born January 28, 1944, in Carroll, Iowa. He first lived near Westside, and then south of Manning until 1950, when his family moved to a family farm west of Aspinwall on Highway 141. Lowell attended rural schools through the eighth grade, and then a few years in Manilla. He transferred to Manning High School during his sophomore year and graduated in 1962.
   On February 9, 1964, Lowell was united in marriage with Betty Davis in Anita. They lived in Harlan for two years before moving to an 80-acre farm southwest of Aspinwall. After Lowell’s parents moved into Manning, the couple moved into the Schroeder homeplace on the highway. Three daughters were born to this union: Julie Lynette, Janet Leigh, and Jennifer Laine. Lowell worked at the pork plants in Harlan and Denison for 13 years and helped his father farm, eventually taking over the farm. Lowell and Betty farmed side-by-side and established LBJ’s Farms. They grew corn and beans and raised hogs-farrow to finish for 30 years. Lowell retired from farming in 2019.
   Lowell was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Manning, where he was baptized and confirmed. His passion was farming and taking pride in being a good steward of the land for future generations. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s activities. Lowell enjoyed taking Betty for a ride in his 1963 Chevy convertible as well as taking trips around the world with her. He also enjoyed family gatherings with his children and grandchildren be it around the kitchen table or their recent trip to Hawaii.
   On Friday, May 8, 2020, Lowell passed away at his home near Manilla, Iowa, after a short illness. He was 76 years of age.
   Lowell is survived by his wife Betty of Manilla; three daughters: Julie Jamison and fiancé Chad McAuliffe of Van Meter; Janet Brus and husband Kevin of Manilla; Jennifer Thomas and husband Brian of Slater; Six grandchildren: Allison (Chad) Porter, Casey Jamison, Collin (Danielle) Brus Emily Brus, Addison Thomas and Lance Thomas; an aunt Lurane Schroeder of Huron, South Dakota; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Lowell was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law Chris Jamison, a grandson John Jamison, and a sister and brother-in-law Judy & Jim Boysen.

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