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
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
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