December 22, 1943 ~ June 2, 2017
David Howard Lowe was born December 22, 1943, at Caldwell, KS to Howard and Grace (Cadwalader) Lowe. Dave was the third of six children. He graduated from Caldwell High School with the class of 1961. He excelled in football as a Center earning all-state football honors. During his junior year at CHS, a young girl from country school, Diana Wooderson, came to town for high school, and as they say, the rest is history. They were united in marriage on March 17, 1963 and had two daughters, Dawn Renee and Dana Jean.
Dave spent his young adult years working in law enforcement with the Caldwell Police Department and the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department. He later began a career in the Insurance industry because of the influence of good friend, Walter Reeder. This led Dave and his family to Wichita, Kansas and then to St. Joseph, Missouri before returning to his home town to run his own agency.
Dave took great pride in Caldwell and enjoyed serving his community, including the Central Christian Church, the Chamber of Commerce, the Lions’s Club and serving on the board for both KanOkla and Wheatland Electric. He also loved his John Deere toys, and took every opportunity to combine those two loves… clearing the sidewalks of Main street during any snow storm.
Dave had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to tell stories. He could entertain his kids and grandkids for hours with antics from his younger days… and sometimes even antics from his older days. He adored his family and had many life-long friendships -- proof of his unwavering loyalty to those he loved and cared for.
Dave died early Friday morning, June 2, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 73 years old.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his older brother, Alfred Lowe; brothers-in-law Karl Willey and Glenn Cauble; nephew Todd Lowe. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Diana; his daughter Dawn Lowe and husband Don Serup of Edmond, OK; and his daughter Dana Lowe of Caldwell, KS; six grandchildren, Courtney Rohrbaugh (Michael Newell), Whitney Rohrbaugh (Verna Rohrbaugh), Mason Eckermann, Lane Serup, Paige Serup and Cooper Serup; three great grandchildren, Miles Newell, Ava Newell and Emma Rohrbaugh; brothers, Richard Lowe and wife Joyce of Caldwell, KS; Paul Lowe and wife Michelle of Florence, SC; sisters Margaret Freemyer and husband Paul of Helotes, TX; Mary Cauble of Granbury, TX; sisters-in-law Linda Willey and Margaret Lowe; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Caldwell, Kansas.
Memorials may be given in memory of Dave to the Central Christian Church or to the Caldwell High School Alumni Scholarship Fund and left in care of the mortuary.
Brad Rieger - 06/02/2017
I'm very sorry to hear of Daves passing. My prayers go out to the family. I always respected Dave and his work for the community and Kanokla.
Diana and family
Dave and Peggy Ginn - 06/02/2017
We are so sorry for your loss. May God surround you with his peace and love at this time.
So sorry to hear about your
Kay Shoffner Dawson - 06/03/2017
So sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers and condolences go out to you and your family.
Diana and family
Debbie Green-Barnes - 06/04/2017
Please know that ya'll are in the thoughts and prayers of our family . May the Lord hold you in the palms of His Hands and may you find comfort in Him now and in the days to come.
Carolyn Smetana... - 06/04/2017
I was so sad to hear of Dave's passing. He was a great classmate and friend. I will be praying for your family that God will be with you all as you grieve for Dave Just know the class of 1961 will greatly miss Dave.
Diana: I was so sorry to
Shelly Lake - 06/05/2017
Diana: I was so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was always very entertaining at our insurance meetings and get togethers. He had such a great sense of humor. We will miss him.
Shelly at UMI
Diana and family
LAVERNE CHAPMAN - 06/05/2017
Diana I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a very special man always with a smile on his face no matter how he was feeling. He fought a long and hard battle and is now with out Lord and out of pain. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Diana and Family, you have my deepest sympathy at this time
Don Hilton - 06/05/2017
Dave was a great friend and a great Insurance Agent. I worked for one of the Insurance Companies that he represented in his Insurance Agency for many years.It was always a pleasure coming to Caldwell to see Dave and Diana and their employees,. I remember all the many years that Dave and Diana would come to the Big "I" Insurance Conventions and come by our Silvey Companies Hospatality Room and viisit with all of us..
Dear Diana and Family
Rev. Wayne & Wi... - 06/06/2017
We extend our deepest sympathy to you in the passing of Dave. We have fond memories of him from our years (1985-1991) in Caldwell, especially during church services and activities at Central Christian Church. His smile and laughter was contagious. Our neighbor, and your mother Diana, Genevieve Wooderson, was so proud to have him as a son-in-law. We pray that God will wrap you in comfort & love.
Diana & Family
Glynda Young - 06/06/2017
Your loss is of great magnitude for you, your family & Caldwell . Dave created a wonderful legacy that will forever be remembered. Treasure your memories & love forever. God be with you today & going forward. He will hold you up with His hands. My prayers & caring thoughts,,,,,,,Glynda
Gordon and Jani... - 08/17/2017
We were sorry to hear of your loss. Dave will be remembered for his joyous personality and great smile. May God bless you and yours. Gordon and Janice Grimm and family