George M. Lowrey
August 19, 1948 – November 29, 2022
The simple life of George Lowrey began on August 19, 1948, when he was born at Woodbine, Iowa to John and Rosina Lowrey. He lived his entire life on the farm east of Woodbine, having attended country school at Spring Creek Country School in Douglas Township and graduating from Woodbine with the Class of 1966. He began farming with his father and his brother Jack, raising hogs and cattle. George was fond (sort of) of dogs, with Peabody being the last of his pets. He was loyally faithful to his mother, visiting her every day at Rose Vista until her death.
George was a man all unto his own, and his path in life was steady, routine, and simple. His “dash” was more of an amble and slow walk to whatever was the task of the day. He loved most anything chocolate, requesting chocolate cake for his birthday, and any type of chocolate candy that was delivered to his room at Rose Vista in the past 5 years. Actually, he pretty much liked anything sweet, like chocolate cake, raspberry pie, apple crisp, peach pie as well as donuts of most any type. He was proudly independent, a fierce fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Twins. He was a very knowledgeable sports enthusiast, and could tell you about most any athlete, whether professional or collegiate. As the E.F. Hutton of the Corn Palace, he could throw out some great one-liners. He was the Norm to Jon’s Cliff and enjoyed sitting on the bench outside of Gary’s Ag when the weather was warm enough. He didn’t enjoy celebrating his birthday and would purposely disappear to the Colonies that day. He made the rounds of parish picnics as it didn’t require dressing up and he could stand at the beer stand without raising any ruckus.
He is survived by cousins and friends throughout the area.