Hazel A. Lowinske, 99, of Sleepy Eye, Minn., died on Thursday, Feb.  3, 2011 at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, Minn.


Hazel A. Lowinske, 99, of Sleepy Eye, Minn., died on Thursday, Feb.  3, 2011 at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, Minn.
Visitation will be at Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Funeral service will be held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church on Monday, Feb.  7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. The Clergy will be Pastor Eric Libby and Interment will be at Home Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family via www.sturmfh.com
 
Hazel Adelle Lowinske, daughter of William and Hulda (Utecht) Grundmeyer was born on August 24, 1911 in Leavenworth Township, Brown County, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Hazel was raised in a rural home of her parents, and attended country school there and later attended parochial schools in Sleepy Eye. She moved to Sleepy Eye with her parents in 1929. On March 27, 1932 she was united in marriage to Marvin Lowinske in Sleepy Eye. They farmed for 30 years just west of Sleepy Eye and then semi-retired in 1962. Hazel was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Women of Grace Ladies Aid and the hospital auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling, knitting, crocheting, needle work and most of all her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
 

She is survived by her granddaughters, Jeri Lynn Beltz of Farmington, Debra (Brad) Augustin of Fairfax, Margie (Curtis) Koewler of Fairfax, Connie (Randy) Kosak of Fergus Falls; step-grandchildren, Brenda (Cory) Garoutte of Glencoe and Bobbie Jo (Cliff) Carmody of Marshall; great grandchildren, Sara and Matthew Beltz, Jamie Case, Josh Augustin and Jo Beth Kratz, Dani Jo and Michael Reinarts, Tori Koewler, Kyle, Caleb and Karlee Kosak;  8 great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Elaine Black of Hutchinson, Donna Lowinske of New Ulm and many nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin and son, Dale on March 1, 1965; parents; brother, Elmer; brothers-in-law, Alfred Zupfer, D.J. Black, L.E. Lowinske; sisters-in-law, Elvera Zupfer and Olga Grundmeyer; and grandson-in-law, Tim Beltz.