A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Lowell was born April 25, 1926, to Levi and Pearl Sandven in rural Humboldt, Iowa, as the second of five children.
He was the first in his family to leave farming to pursue other business opportunities with his wife Norma, which led them to live in many places across the Midwest, many of those years spent living in St. Louis, Mo. Lastly, they resided in Clarkesville, where he took time to fish and garden with his sweetheart, Norma. He was scheduled to retire in Ohio on May 31, after nearly 32 years of joyously serving RPM Inc. of Medina, Ohio.
Lowell is survived by his wife of 67 years, Norma; his brother, Gilbert Sandven of Humboldt, Iowa; his sister, Sharon Saul and her husband Peter of Rowlett, Texas; his brothers-in-law, Paul Leaverton and wife, Su of Tampa, Fla., and Don Leaverton and wife, Lois of Sun Lake, Ariz.
He was the father of Dean Sandven and his wife Ann of Yorba Linda, Calif.; Julie Adams and husband J.P. of El Lago, Texas; and Brian Sandven and wife Becky of Clarkesville.
He was the grandfather of Erik Sandven, Katie Sandven, Kyle Sandven and wife Alexis, Kory Sandven and wife Fatima, Aaron Provost and wife Melissa, Brandy Henderson and husband Bryan, and Kelly Byerley and husband Matthew. Lowell had 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, with many nieces, nephews and cousins in this loving and extended family.
Lowell’s (“Sandy’s”) wry wit and sparkling eyes entertained all throughout his life. He gathered a multitude of loyal friends and family in his lifetime who will remember him for his wisdom, generosity and love of family.
If you wish, you can honor Lowell by donating to the Cleveland Clinc in Ohio for the research and treatment of Wegener’s granulomatosis Disease and Goodpasture Syndrome.
Condolences may be sent to the family at hillsidememorialchapel.com
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
The Northeast Georgian
May 29, 2013