Lowell Burrill Dempster

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Lowell Burrill Dempster

  • Birth 4 May 1917 Merrill, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 31 Jul 1995 Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Lot 1A Garden of Love
  • Memorial ID 35851450

1995 Aug 3, P2, Columns 3-5, LeMars Sentinel, LeMars, Iowa
Obituaries--Lowell Dempster
Services Friday for Lifelong County Resident
Lowell Dempster, 78, of LeMars, a lifelong Plymouth County resident, died Monday, July 31, 1995, at Marian Health Center in Sioux City.

Lowell Burrill Dempster was born May 4, 1917, on a farm northwest of Merrill in Plymouth County, the son of Henry and Mary Faye (Burrill) Dempster. He was raised in Union Township and graduated from Union Township Consolidated School. After high school he farmed in Union Township. On March 17, 1938, he married Pauline Parks at the Free Methodist Church in LeMars. The couple farmed north of Remsen for a few years and then returned to Union Township.

He began his career with the Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) in Plymouth County in September of 1957, and retired after 25 years of service as a crew foremen in August 1982. The couple moved to LeMars in the fall of 1978. During his retirement, Mr. Dempster volunteered at the Goodwill Industries in LeMars doing various repair work.* He was involved in agriculture in Plymouth County all of his life. He suffered a stroke in 1991 which impaired his right side.

He was a member of the Sioux City Free Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Donna and Bill Toole of Danville, Calif.; two sons and their wives, Ed and Paulette Dempster, and Roger and Karen Dempster, all of rural LeMars; his mother, Mary Faye Dempster Eyers [sic, Eyres] of LeMars; a sister and her husband, Thelma and Glenn Reeves of LeMars; a brother and his wife, Darrel and Margie Dempster of LeMars; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Henry, in 1963.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in LeMars with the Rev. George Morey and the Rev. Dave Cave officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today (Thursday), with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in LeMars.
*Lowell did not volunteer at Good Will. He liked to purchase things from Good Will, fix them and give them to friends and relatives.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 35851450
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lowell Burrill Dempster (4 May 1917–31 Jul 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35851450, citing Resthaven Cemetery, Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Pinkscraps (contributor 47101951) .