Lowell Wayne passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Bonner General Hospital in Sandpoint, Id. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bonners Ferry. Interment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery with military rites. Viewing will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2009 from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm at the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Lowell was born December 3, 1927 to Luther and Alice in Crosby, North Dakota. He moved to a farm in Pleasant Valley when he was seven years old. He attended school at Moravia grade School and Bonners Ferry High School.
Enlisting in the Army in 1946, he spent time in Camp Fuchinobie, Japan where he helped in the reconstruction effort.
Returning to Bonners Ferry he married Living on April 8,1948 at the Hitching Post in Coeur d' Alene, ID. They had 3 sons: living, Living, and Living. They also raised a nephew and niece: Living and Living. Lowell logged for Pack River Lumber Company and began Cat skidding and trails building. He later purchased his own Cat D6B crawler and began logging for Unknown if this person is a live or dead. .
In 1969 Lowell formed Blank Logging and began working for Bonners Ferry Lumber Co. building roads and logging. Along with their logging operation, the Blank family maintained a Grade A Dairy for 10 years on Highland Flats. He was also a partner in North Idaho Energy Logs and was active in it's development.
Lowell and Living moved to Pleasant Valley in 1970. After retiring from logging and road building, Lowell took up farming and spent many happy hours on his tractor. They enjoyed several winters in Yuma, AZ and put many miles on their motor home traveling with friends and family.
Lowell was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Living; his sister Living and her husband Living; sons: Living and wife Living, Living and wife Living, Living and wife Livng, 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice or the Trinity Lutheran Church of Bonners Ferry.
As a youngster I would spend a couple weeks on their dairy farm during the summer months.
As younger person I have know ideal how one comes up with theory to how life works. My Aunt and the boys would stay home and I knew my uncle went somewhere but I was sure he didn’t go to work. That only my dad or any other husbands went to work just my dad.
So I knew he left for the day and came home in late afternoon. When I was there he also took a minute to check on me and wink at me. I thought that was pretty special a simple wink. Will always remember that his wink it made me feel special