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Lowell C. Dierking


December 5, 1936 ~ April 13, 2013


Lowell Dierking, 76, of Caldwell, Kansas died April 13, 2013 at his home after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Lowell was born December 5, 1936 in Caldwell, the son of Clarence H. and Lucille (Schiftlett) Dierking. Lowell was raised in Caldwell and graduated with the class of 1954 from Caldwell High School. After high school Lowell attended Arkansas City Community College and then received his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. In 1961 Lowell graduated from the Kansas University School of Law with a juris doctorate. After working one year for the Kansas Supreme Court as a research attorney he returned home to Sumner County where he joined the firm of Schwinn and Schwinn in Wellington, Kansas. On February 14, 1963 Lowell opened Dierking Law Offices in his hometown of Caldwell, Kansas where he would practice law for the next 50 years until his death. In 1993 he was joined by his cousin Troy Dierking whom continues to practice law in Caldwell.


Lowell was a member of the Sumner County Bar Association and a life member of the Kansas Bar Association and the Wichita Bar Association. His passions in life included hunting, fishing, boats and old cars. Visitors to Dierking Law Offices for years were often greeted by his bird dog “Brownie” whom would frequently accompany him to the office. Lowell was very active his whole life and celebrated his 60th birthday by water skiing on Blackwell Lake.


Lowell is survived by cousins Gary Dierking, Karla Effland, Troy Dierking, Dorothy Varnum, Dr. Bob Varnum, Joyce Green and numerous friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Caldwell, Kansas.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in Lowell's name to the Caldwell Border Queen Cruisers or to the Caldwell Sportsmen's Club.



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Gayle and Dennis Struble

Family and Friends - 04/13/2013

So sorry to hear of Lowells passing. He was a great sportsman. Went On many enjoyable fishing trips with him to Tenkiller and Grand Lake. He loved being on the water in his boat casting a lure. He told me a week ago, he was planning on another trip this spring. He'll be looking down, fishing in Gods heavenly lake. Rest in Peace my friend.


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Roberta Clark and family

Family and Friends - 04/13/2013

Keeping your family in my prayers at this time.God Bless......


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O.V. Williams

Family and Friends - 04/14/2013

It was my sad task to pass the word of Lowell's passing to his school mates and the CHS class of 54. The response has been unbelievable. Most of those responding have known Lowell for all of there lives. One person said when he came to city school from the country in the third grade, it was Lowell the befriended him and made him feel welcome and part of the class. All had complementary comments and stories to tell of Lowell's deeds. I know for sure the he will be missed by the class of 54. He was a good guy.


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Ron & Charlotte Doucette

Family and Friends - 04/14/2013

We were so saddened to hear of Lowell's passing. He has been a wonderful part of our children's lives (Anne and Troy) and I know he will be missed.


They are in our prayers.


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Don Lebeda

Family and Friends - 04/14/2013

Lowell was a friend to all. He tried his best all the time. So long friend. See you later.


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Norman and JoAn Metcalf

Family and Friends - 04/14/2013

To the Family of Lowell, we are sorry for your loss. He was always there for you and very friendly. Norman was so glad to have known and graduated with him. He will be missed


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Sharon Moss

Family and Friends - 04/14/2013

My thoughts and prayers go with each of you at the loss of Lowell. I met him thru work, and he was always very kind and helpful. I will miss his phone calls and visits to the office. May God wrap you in His loving arms of love.


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Tom & Nancy Countryman

Family and Friends - 04/15/2013

Caldwell has lost one of her leading citizens. Things will not be the same without Lowell's presence. Now he has gone on to the happy hunting (& fishing!) ground. Rest in peace, old friend.


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Holli Arnett

Family and Friends - 04/15/2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. My Dad and Lowell were good friends, loved hearing their college stories. When visiting my family in Ark City, my husband and I enjoyed the time we spent with Lowell. All our blessings.


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Patty Bruey Tidwell

Family and Friends - 04/16/2013

Lowell was such a kind man. He cared for my parents' legal needs for as long as I can remember. He loved them and treated them with dignity and respect, even as they were dealing with the infirmities of old age. He was a true gentleman. His passing is a great loss to all who knew him. My prayers are with the Dierking family.


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Ken Newkirk

Family and Friends - 04/18/2013

As I cannot attend Lowell's services due to my health, I want to share my memories of Lowell, a life long close friend and school mate.


As teenagers, I remember many wonderful summer days at Blackwell Lake. In later years, hours at the coffee shop. But topping all those, I remember a kind caring friend who helped countless Caldwellites who were in need of encouragement, advice and even financual help. Lowell was always there. Few knew how many people and families Lowell assisted in some way.


Lowell will be missed in many ways... he was a good friend.


Ken Newkirk


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Raymond May

Family and Friends - 04/25/2013

Lowell was a good friend. When I started school in the 3rd grade, in Caldwell, Lowell was the first Classmate to make friends with me. Lowell loved the town of Caldwell and was insturmental in keeping it a vibrant community.


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Carol Jenista Jacobson

Family and Friends - 05/04/2013

I just learned this by accident and am so shocked and saddened. The last time I was in Caldwell, I stopped in to Lowell's office, and we had our usual wonderful chat. Little did I know it would be our last.

Lowell was a great Army Reserve pal for my dad and a true friend and invaluable helper for my mom--and, since her passing, for me.

Good-bye, my old friend. I will miss you.

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