Harvey Loewe, age 96, of Welda, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at his home.
He was born April 18, 1923, at Dean, Ark., the son of William Otto and Bertie (Eddington) Loewe. Harvey attended country grade schools at Greenlawn and Cedar Creek, and then graduated from Welda High School with the Class of 1942.
Harvey married Ann Shockey on Sept. 25, 1955, in Carlyle. They made Mont Ida their home for a couple of years. This union was blessed with three children, Beverly, Tracey, and Charles (Chuck).
He and Ann moved to the family farm that Harvey had worked all of his life, raising livestock and row crops. Throughout the years, he increased the size of the farm. He and Ann enjoyed weekly card games with Don and Judy Wiley, helping build 4-H floats, taffy pulling and ice cream socials at the Church of the Brethren in Mont Ida. As a younger man, Harvey enjoyed bowling, participating in men’s leagues in Garnett. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, and coin collecting. He worked the small family orchard taking pride in the gathering of the fruits of his labor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Bertie Loewe; two sisters, Irene Sass and Edith West; and one infant brother, Russell Loewe.
Harvey is survived by his wife, Ann Loewe, of the home; two daughters, Beverly Miller and husband David of Camden, Ark.; Tracey Loewe of Iola; one son, Chuck Loewe and companion Jeanette Gadelman of Welda; two grandchildren, Matthew Miller and wife Katie Flynn, Stacy Cochran and husband Andy; one great-granddaughter, Hannah Cochran, all of Camden, Ark.; also several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett, with burial to follow in the Garnett Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Rifle Association. You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.