Lowell Gene Sheely

Lowell Gene Sheely

Birth
Guckeen, Faribault County, Minnesota, USA
Death 31 Mar 2013 (aged 81)
Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, USA
Burial Dover, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 107985522 · View Source
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Lowell Gene Sheely of Dover died on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Yuma Regional Hospital in Yuma, Ariz.

He was born July 6, 1931 in Guckeen to Charles "Art" and Peryl (Davis) Sheely. Shortly after they moved to Olie, Iowa until moving back to the Austin area in 1946. He graduated from Elkton High School in 1948. Lowell worked on the Regan farm until entering the U.S. Army, serving from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean War. After returning, he worked for Kace Lumberyard in Austin.

On June 27, 1955 he married Wilma Rugg. Together they farmed near Brownsdale, first milking cows then raising hogs and beef cattle. In 1967, they purchased a farm near Dover, continuing to raising hogs ,beef cattle, and crops. He was an active member for many years in NFO (serving a term as president), Minnesota Beef Council, St. Charles Moose Lodge (serving two terms as governor), and the American Legion. Along with farming through the years he also sold Vinton Seedcorn, Archer Oil, and Occo Feeds and a lot of custom work. And he worked for the ASCS Office/ Farm Service Agency from 1980 to 1991 as a field reporter and 1992 to 1995 serving as a county committee member.

He loved fishing, farming, more fishing, bowling, planting a large garden with lots of watermelon and muskmelon, and was an avid listener to opening and closing markets. Around the year 2001 he shifted into retirement consisting of planting a larger than needed garden and lots of fishing for sunnies and crappies for hosting his annual fish fry for all the relatives. This was the year they began to spend their winters in Yuma where he enjoyed the warmer winters, the different agriculture, and the people.

Lowell is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Wilma; their four children, Beverly (Jack) Briggs of Eyota, Gene Sheely (Deb Ward) of Byron, Rebecca(Becky) Sheely of Dover and LouAnn (Wayne) Ellringer of Eyota: grandchildren, Jessica (Eric) Allen, Amanda Briggs, Jill Sheely, Jesse Halling (Nina Jacobson), Joshua Ellrnger (Amanda Sexton), Nicole Ellringer, Samuel Ellringer, Joseph Ellringer. Step-grandchildren, Heather Connelly, Katie (Travis) Wiskow, Brandi (Steve) Claffy. Great- grandchildren, Matthew, Kourtney, Brianna, Tiffany Allen; Madyson, Lucas Johnson; Tyle, Megan Williams; Jacob, Aiden Halling; and baby girl Ellringer. Step-great-grandchildren Brenna, Christian Connelly; Dante, Mason, Preston Wiskow; Abby, Jensen Claffy; Holly Sexton. Three sisters. Eloise Foss, Caroline Bernard, Eleanor Johnson and two brothers, William (Bill) and Larry Sheely.

Lowell was preceded in death by his parents Art and Peryl Sheely and by one brother Laverne Sheely.

A Celebration of Lowell's life will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hoff Funeral Service in St. Charles with the Rev. Heather E. Klason officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery at Dover. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour before services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Military graveside honors will be conducted by the Eyota American Legion.

Obituary and photo from Rochester Post Bulletin, Apr. 6, 2013.


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  • Created by: DaveVangsness
  • Added: 7 Apr 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 107985522
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lowell Gene Sheely (6 Jul 1931–31 Mar 2013), Find a Grave Memorial no. 107985522, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Dover, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by DaveVangsness (contributor 16959198) .