Lowell Finestead Obituary

Lowell  Finestead
Lowell Finestead
Lowell Finestead

August 18, 2005
Born in Boone County, IA
Resided in Granger, IA
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Lowell Finestead, 85, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2005 at home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, August 22 at First Christian Church in Granger of which he was a member since 1927. Burial will follow at the Woodward Cemetery in Woodward.

Lowell was born in Boone County, Iowa, graduated from Granger High School and married Lenora Ricke in 1940. They began their marriage living and working on a farm east of Granger. He had served on the local and regional scouting board, Past Master of C.T. Granger Lodge #620 A.F. & A.M., Sunday School Teacher, a youth leader, and Elder in his church. In 1965, and until his retirement in 1983, Lowell devoted his time and energy to home building and development around Granger. Lowell enjoyed traveling, fishing, family events and being creative.

Lowell is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lenora; his children, Alan (Bethalene) Finestead, Nancy (Merlin) Prall, Janine (Gary) Weyer all of Granger and Wesley (Linda) Finestead of Burleson, TX; stepmother, Bess (Battles) Finestead of Urbandale; brother, Martin "Hap" (Juanita) Finestead of Urbandale; sisters, Georgia Wilson of Grimes, Bette (Roland) Strutz of Great Falls, MT; 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Lowell was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Hazel, daughter, Sandra and his sister, Gladys (Roth) Finestead.

Visitation will begin after 1 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church in Granger where the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to First Christian Church of Granger or Hospice of Central Iowa.





First Christian Church-Granger
2200 Walnut Street
Granger, IA US 50109
Sunday, August 21, 2005
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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First Christian Church-Granger
2200 Walnut Street
Granger, IA US 50109
Monday, August 22, 2005
10:00 AM
Woodward Cemetery
Woodward, IA US 50276
Monday, August 22, 2005


First Christian Church-Granger
2200 Walnut Street
Granger, IA 50109
Hospice of Central Iowa
401 Railroad Place
West Des Moines, IA 50265-4725