Lowell Yager

Lowell Lee Yager age 89 peacefully passed away on September 18, 2022.

Born on November 5, 1932, he was the third son of Clare and Grayce (Owen) Yager. Lowell graduated from Viola High School in 1951. He was active in sports, baseball & basketball as well as theatrical plays. He attended Drake University for two years before he served two years in the US Army during the Korean War. Thereafter, Lowell completed his graduate studies at Iowa State University, graduating in 1958 with a BS degree in Ag Education.

Lowell married Louise Hardie on April 27, 1956. Following graduation, he taught Ag Education in Irwin and Atlantic, IA.

Lowell’s love of farmland led him to a successful life in farm management, farm real estate, and farm appraisal. At the age of 60, he and Louise moved to Champaign, IL. There, Lowell left the Midwest crops of corn and soybeans to join the Westchester Group where in addition to corn and soybeans, he managed various crops like grapes, oranges, almonds, rice, and cotton throughout the US.

Lowell encouraged his daughters and anyone around him to enjoy a good joke, to be lifelong learners, and to value family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Bob, and his loving wife of 66 years, Louise Hardie.

Lowell is survived by three daughters: Linda Richards (Ralph), Carol Yager, Susan Yager; grandchildren Emma Fox, Patrick Fox: brother, William Yager (Marky), brother-in-law, Hugh Hardie (Marlene) and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Services will be at the Ames First United Methodist Church, Ames, IA on October 4, 2022, with a visitation from 10-11 AM, followed by a Celebration of Life from 11-12 PM. A lunch will be provided at the church from 12-1:00 PM to visit with the family. A graveside service will take place at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Audubon, IA on October 5, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Kiwanis Golden K Foundation of Ames. 516 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010.