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born 15 July 1911 --- 21 January 1934


Kiron, Jan. 25 -- Another severe shock was experienced by residents of this community when it was learned that Lowell Schultz, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman G. Schultz, had passed away at the home of his parents Sunday evening between 9 and 10 o'clock. He had been ill but two days.

On Saturday he began to complain of a bad pain in his head but he was able to be up a part of the day. Physicians were summoned and everything possible was done to relieve him but he grew suddenly worse on Sunday afternoon. He was conscious up to the last and bid the members of the family good-bye. Lowell had been a healthy and robust young man who had known very little sickness and it seems almost unbelievable that his life has been cut off so suddenly in the very bloom of youth.

Lowell August Schultz was born July 15, 1911, at the Schultz home two miles north and a mile and a half west of Kiron in Ida county and had reached the age of 22 years, 6 months and 6 days at the time of his death. His entire life had been spent on this farm with his family. Here he grew to young manhood, attended the rural school and assisted his father with the farm work.

As a student, he was most highly spoken of by all his instructors. He possessed a brilliant mind and was an exemplary young man of the highest type of character. His cheerful disposition and clean cut ways made him a friend to all. He was not given to uttering harsh words but was always a faithful and loving son and brother, considerate of his loved ones and his friends. As a workman, he was competent and ambitious to learn of new things. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith and confirmed in St. John's Lutheran church on March 28, 1926. From then until his death he was a faithful and ardent worker in the church, always taking a deep interest in all religious activities and was a truly representative type of young Christian manhood.

He leaves to mourn his early death his grief stricken parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman G. Schultz, one sister, Leona, Mrs. Fred Giermann, the brother - in- law, Mr. Giermann, a little nephew, his aged grandfather, F. F. Gronau Sr., nine uncles, twelve aunts and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from St. John's Lutheran church with the pastor, Rev. L. H. Loesch, in charge. Beautiful singing was rendered by a two part women's chorus composed of Mrs. Henry Stehr, Emmaline Thiede, Amanda Frahm and Erma Neumann, with Mrs. Loesch presiding at the organ. The many beautiful flowers banked about the casket spoke of the high esteem in which Lowell was held. Friends from far and near came to pay their respects to a loved one.

Interment was made in the German Lutheran cemetery. The casket was attended by six of Lowell's cousins, namely : Everett and Eldred Gronau, Edward Hansohn, Harold Gronau, Vernie Gronau and Albert Gronau.

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