Arnold "Arnie" Lowe — Little Cedar, Iowa
Arnold "Arnie" Arthur Lowe, 76, of Little Cedar, Iowa, died Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City after a long battle with lung cancer.
Arnie was born on December 6, 1939 in Austin, the son of Glenn and Ruth (Heydt) Lowe. He graduated from Rose Creek High School. He was united in marriage to JoAnne Krachmer on May 19, 1959, in Austin. They had three children, Christy, Troy and James. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1962 and was stationed in Germany for two years and two months as a carpenter. Elvis Presley was also in Germany at that time. Arnie said Elvis was like everyone else in the service except he didn't have to live on base and he never sang while he was there.
Arnie was a jack-of-all-trades, working at White in Charles City, Wood Harbor and Winnebago and owned and operated Lowe's Bakery in Osage for several years. Arnie also enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, and spending time with family, and enjoyed having a beer at the local establishments.
Arnie is survived by his three children, Christy (Jeff) Prochaska, of Orchard, and grandchildren, Katelin, Courtney and Shelby; Troy (Linda) Lowe, of Northwood, and grandchildren Nathan and Matthew; James (fiancee, Elizabeth Berry) Lowe, of Stacyville, and grandchildren Bethany (fiance, Justin Aupperle), Brianna, Bryton. Also surving are siblings, Larry Lowe, Glenda (Del) Wiertzema and Denny (Jo) Lowe; in-laws Janet Lowe and Gordy Cimmiyotti; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Glenn Lowe; brother, Don Lowe; sister, Sharon Cimmiyoti; sister-in-law, Mary Lowe; nieces, Tori Kosberg and Cathy Treanor.
Per his wishes, cremation has taken place, and a private family service will take place at a later date.
Condolences and memorials may be sent to Christy Prochaska at 2183 319th St. Orchard, IA 50460. Online condolences may be left at iowacremation.com under "Obituaries."