Lowell A. Germer, 90 years of age, of Clatonia passed away at the Bryan/West Medical Center in Lincoln on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 22, 2021.
He was born Jan. 18, 1931, near Plymouth, to Arnold and Leona (Essman) Germer. Lowell was baptized at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Plymouth and attended St. Paul’s Grade School through the eighth grade, when he became a communicate member. He was a 1948 graduate of Plymouth High School and attended the University of Nebraska Ag College for one year. Lowell and Glenola Wells were married June 4, 1950, in Plymouth, where they made their first home as he worked at the local elevator. In 1951, they moved to a farmstead east of Steele City and began their farming careers. During this time, they were blessed with four children, Patricia, Debra, Betty and Nancy. In 1958, they moved south of Plymouth, continuing to farm with Lowell also working for the Dempster Mill Mfg. Company in Beatrice. In 1963, they moved west of Clatonia, purchasing a farm and farmstead. Here Lowell also began another career selling insurance. Lowell retired in 1993 and they moved into their new home in 2000. Lowell was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church near Clatonia, having served as a church officer, elder, choir member, school board member, usher and groundskeeper. He also volunteered and lead devotions at the Wilber Care Center, served on the Clatonia Rural Fire Board and was a Farmers Union member. He enjoyed hauling manure, fishing and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife, Glenola; daughters, Patricia Lynne Novak of Red Oak, Iowa, Debra Sue (Terry) Eckles of Norfolk, Betty Lou (Russ) Schuerman, and Nancy Mae (Gene) Tupa, of Clatonia, 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Jan Germer of Seward and Alverta Wells of Plymouth; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Leona; parents-in-law, Arthur B. and Merna Wells; stepmother, Laura; brother, Gordon Germer; and brother-in-law, Arthur P. Wells.
The funeral service was Sept. 25 at the Zion Lutheran Church near Clatonia with burial in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the church with the church elders in charge. Condolences may be left for the family online at Sign Lowell’s online guest book at www.ghchapel.com.