J. Lowell Nelson | Obituary

ST. EDWARD — Memorial services for J. Lowell Nelson, 87, St. Edward, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 2, at Salem Lutheran Church in rural St. Edward. Interment will be at Salem Cemetery in rural St. Edward.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Levander Funeral Home in Albion.

J. Lowell Nelson died Monday, April 25, 2022 at the Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove.


John Lowell Nelson, son of John Victor and Ida (Paulsen) Nelson, was born June 16, 1934 on the family farm, where he lived for the next 87 years. Lowell was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in St. Edward. He attended Platte County School District 61 through eighth grade and graduated from Newman Grove High School in 1951.

Lowell was in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 1952 to 1960.

On May 14, 1966, he married Lorraine Buntgen. They lived on the family farm in rural St. Edward. From this union were born three children: Lori in 1967, Steven in 1971 and Sheri in 1974.

Lowell was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church and served on the church board, the Walker Township Board, and the Mid-Nebraska Lutheran House Board. He was awarded the Jordan Bronze Medal for the Masonic Lodge for 50 years of service.

Lowell enjoyed fishing with his dear friend, Clarence Mindrup, and his grandson, Troy.

Lowell is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lorraine: three children, Lori (Kurt) Magstadt of Columbus, Steven (Melinda) Nelson of St. Edward and Sheri Cunningham of Urbandale, Iowa; five grandchildren, Troy Magstadt (fiancée Brooke Lee), Wyatt Nelson, Myranda Nelson, Lola Cunningham and Cash Cunningham: brother Don Lee Nelson of Dublin, CA; nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and friends.

His parents predeceased him; brother Virgil Nelson; sister-in-law Joyce Nelson; and stepfather and stepmother Art and Edith Buntgen.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

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