In Memory of Lowell Jahn
Born December 23, 1943

Lowell Jahn MHS 1961
Son of Louie P.H. and Alma (Wilhelm) Jahn
Siblings: Larry & Jeanette

Lowell Leon Jahn

Lowell Leon Jahn was born on December 23, 1943, in Carroll, Iowa, to Louie Paul Henry Jahn and Alma Ethel (Wilhelm) Jahn.

Lowell passed away on May 17, 2019, at the age of 75.

He was raised in Manning, Iowa, on the family farm. Lowell graduated from Manning High School in 1961 and then served his country, in the Navy, until 1965.

Lowell enjoyed an interesting life and lived many places including Omaha, Nebraska; Glendale, California; Hayes Center, Nebraska; Imperial, Nebraska; Pinedale, Wyoming; Exeter, California; and Riverton, Wyoming, where he retired in 2010.

Lowell had many different careers including the family farm, hanging billboards, hog farming, worked for Frito Lay, owning restaurants in both Imperial and Hayes Center, cooking at several restaurants and working in the oil fields in Wyoming, and finally owning a firewood business in Riverton.

Lowell enjoyed bowling, cooking, camping, fishing, hunting, woodworking, traveling and had a special passion for riding his Harley Davidson.

He was a proud sponsor of the Eagles Lodge, American Legion, RMEF of WY, and Manning Hausbarn Heritage Park.

Those left to celebrate and remember Lowell are his loving wife Linda Yvonne Jahn; son Rick (Jess) of Windsor, Colorado; daughter Tina of Lincoln; son Michael of Lincoln; daughter Traci of Hampstead, North Carolina; daughter Kristyn (Clint) of Charlotte, North Carolina; daughter Sunni (Chad) of Wauneta; stepsons Christopher of Pinedale, Wyoming and Cory (Aubrie) of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and sibling Jeanette of Brighton, Colorado.

Lowell has 24.5 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Larry and nephew Lendall.


1961 MHS graduates: Terry Adamson, Donna Ahrendsen, Carol Beck, Thomas Bennett, Kenneth Boell, Jackie Borkowski, Barbara Bruck, Marilyn Brus, Jerrold Callender, Anna Birgitta Carlsson, Lenny Carstens, Terry Doyel, Beth Eckholdt, Eleanor Ehlers (valedictorian), Johnny Ehrichs, Dorothy Fink, Warren Fischer, Dennis Frahm, Eileen Frahm, Dean Grimm, Frances Grimm (salutatorian), Linda Handlos, Roger Hansen, Lila Hargens, David Hass, Joan Heithoff, Lowell Jahn, Wayne "Butch" Jensen, Sandra Johnson, Patrick Kasperbauer, Patricia Knobbe, Karen Knueven, Dale Koester, Carol Kuhl, Alan Kusel, Valda Lamaack, Gordell Lamp, Patricia Mathisen, Gary McNutt, Steven Mock, Nancy Mohr, Sandra Mohr, Gary Mundt, Paul Mundt, Betsy Musfeldt, Fred Nulle, David Nelson, Mary Reinke, Gary Rowedder, Faith Sander, Paul Spieker, Lowell Stammer, David Swank, Marjorie Thielen, Jean Thomssen, Judy Thomssen, Richard Vaudt, Marilyn Vennink, Kenneth Venteicher, Allen Vinke, Anna Marie Wiese, Russell Witt, Joyce Sonksen Warnke

1961 former students: Judith Atkins, Leona Bosche, Gary Cooper, Dennis Domayer, Billy Donaghu, Jimmy Eich, Roger Eischeid, JoAnn Groppe, Kenny Hass, Judy Hemerson, Dale Hinz, Melvin Hoffman, Ronnie Hollander, Mary M. Johnson, Keith Justice, Patricia Killeen, Dickie McMahon, John Miller, Patricia Musfeldt, Kathleen Nelson, James O'Lear, Mary M. O'Lear, Pearl Peters, Alton Petersen, Irene Rowedder, Larry Ruhde, Earl Schiltz, James Schrock, Wilma Seals, Barbara Simcoke, Lawrence Spicer, LuVerne Steffes, Larry Stolz, Bob Synhorst, Larry Thetford, Ronnie Umland, Beverly Weinbrandt, Nancy Young

Senior Homeroom A
Fourth: Dave Hass, Jack Borkowski, Tom Bennett, Pat Knobbe, Roger Hansen, Sandi Johnson, Pat Kasperbauer, Lenny Carsten
Third: Kenny Boell, Carol Beck, Lila Hargens, Terry Doyel, Marilyn Brus, Denny Frahm, Mr. Johnson
Second: Warren Fischer, Frances Grimm, Wayne Jensen, Birgitta Carlsson, Terry Adamson, Barb Bruck, Dean Grimm, John Ehrichs
Front: Beth Eckholdt, Eileen Frahm, Lowell Jahn, Dorthy Fink, Donna Ahrendsen, Linda Handlos, Jerry Callender, Joan Heithoff, Eleanor Ehlers

1961 Junior & Senior members
Third: Allen Ehlers, Mahlon Lamp, Roger Kuhl, Ron Odendahl, Gerald Handlos
Second: Gordell Lamp, Pat Kasperbauer, Roger Hansen, Fred Nulle, Ken Doyel, Mr. Luther Thompson - Sponsor
Front: Ken Boell, Dale Koester, Ken Venteicher, Lowell Jahn, Russell Witt, Dean Grimm, Denny Frahm


Larry Jahn MHS 1954
December 12, 1935 - October 17, 1975


Jeanette Jahn MHS 1958


Louie P.H. Jahn


Louie & Alma Jahn farm
These aerial pictures came from my Great-uncle Frank Ehrichs' collection.
This next picture was identified as Lowell Jahn farm but has to be an error.
These pictures were taken in the late 1940s to possibly very early 1950s
This would make Lowell too young to farm.
So hopefully someone will be able to recognize this farm and some of the people who lived here.
Identified as Lowell Jahn farm


Hayes No. 9


Rick Kusel 1993 MFD
Rick is the son of Lowell Jahn and Karla Kusel


Josh & Rick Kusel - Josh, the oldest child of Rick

From the 1982 Aspinwall Centennial history book
C.H. JAHN FAMILY
Mr. and Mrs. Carsten Herman Jahn and their children, from left, Marie (Mrs. Carl Brus), Louie, Paul and Marena (Mrs. Clinton Rowe).
Carsten Herman Jahn, son of Paul William and Catherine Lemster Jahn, was born November 22, 1885, in Hayes Township, Crawford County.
Alfrieda Schroeder, daughter of Henry and Anna Schroeder, was born August 23, 1886, in Hayes Township. After their marriage, they lived on a farm three miles west and 3 1/2 north of Aspinwall, across the road from Carsten's parents.
C.H. Jahn attended school at Hayes District No. 9 school, as did each of his son's children. Alfrieda attended school at Hayes District No. 8 school, two miles to the east. Carsten was school director at No. 9 for many years, and the annual schoolhouse cleaning was a major job for him and his family just before school opened each fall. Carsten was in the insurance business for 60 years, and he was a member of the Hayes Township Schuetzen Verein at the Five Mile House all his adult life.
Carsten and Alfrieda retired from farming in 1947, when they moved to 510 Ann Street in Manning. Alfrieda passed away December 24, 1965, and Carsten continued to live in his home until his death March 3, 1979, at the age of 93 years.
They were the parents of four children, Louie, Marie, Marena and Paul. There are 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Louie and his wife, the former Alma Wilhelm, had two sons and a daughter. Larry was married to Marlene Anthony, and he died in 1975; Jeanette Kilgore; and Lowell, whose wife's name is Kay. Alma passed away in 1975. Louie and Alice Wilhelm Kuhl were married in 1976 and they live in Manning.
Marie married Carl Brus and they live one mile west and four miles north of Aspinwall. They have two daughters, Beverly, who is married to Kenneth Graves, and Bonnie, who is married to Alan Lorenzen.
Marena married Clinton Rowe and they live in California. They have a son, Dr. Ronald Lowe, and a daughter, Kay D., who is married to Glen Weaver.
Paul and his wife, the former Ruby Walde, have three children, Gloria, who was married to Donald Sharp; Dennis, whose wife's name is Diana; and Ronald.

Wilhelm siblings

Hugo, Alma, Alice


Louie & Alice (Wilhelm) Kuhl


Carsten Herman & Alfrieda (Schroeder) Jahn

Paul & Catherina Jahn family

Back: Carsten Herman, Emma Meggers, Lena Kuhl, William, Amanda Peper, Henry
Front: Adele Mordhorst, Paul W., Hugo, Catherina (Lemster), Louie


Paul & Catherina Jahn farm home


Paul & Catherina Jahn 50th


Johann & Catharina (Groth) Jahn
Parents of Paul William Jahn


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