Lowell Plagge, 74

Lowell Plagge, 74

Lowell W. Plagge, age 74, of Norwood Young America, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at the St. Johns Lutheran Church (101 SE 2nd Ave.) in Norwood Young America with Rev. David Winter officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. Visitation held 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with a 7:30 p.m. Prayer Service at the Johnson Funeral Home (141 E. First St.) in Waconia and continues Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Lowell William Plagge was born March 11, 1940 in New Ulm the son of Henry and Agnes (Fiene) Plagge. He was baptized on April 7, 1940 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in New Ulm by Rev. LeRoy Ristow. Lowell attended St. Pauls Parochial Grade School. On April 11, 1954 he was confirmed in the faith at St. Johns Lutheran Church in New Ulm by Rev. Rolland Reim. His confirmation verse was John 14:6 Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Lowell attended the Dr. Martin Luther High School followed by business school for two years. On Oct. 26, 1963 Lowell was united in marriage with June Prechel at Salem Lutheran Church in Comfrey by Rev. Julius Roehl. To this union there are children Jennifer, Susanne, Timothy and Julie.
Lowell served in the United States Army until his Honorable Discharge in 1964. Lowell had worked in business operations and finance for over 30 years at KleinBank Corporation where he was a vice-president. For many years he had also served as the City Clerk for Young America. Everyone who had worked alongside Lowell will remember him for his love of numbers. Lowell was a very active church volunteer who had served as treasurer and congregational vice-chair for many years. He was proud of instituting the Financial Peace University program for members of the congregation. He loved to share his views on fiscal responsibility. Lowell has also served as chairman of the board of directors for Mayer Lutheran High School.
Lowell enjoyed playing softball and basketball, bowling, wood working and gardening. He always took advantage of an opportunity to share produce from his garden with others. Even though it wasnt always easy to do so, Lowell always looked forward to watching the Vikings. He cherished every opportunity to attend his grandchildrens activities.
Lowell will be remembered by family and friends as a devout husband, loving father and grandfather and a faithful Christian.
Lowell is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Agnes Plagge; sister Lorraine Peterson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Marvin Kirchhoff, Norman and Marilyn Peterson, Donald Prechel, Tom Hoff, Yvonne Schuelke, Marge Walters; nephew Jeff Kirchhoff.
Lowell is survived by his loving family: wife June Plagge of Norwood Young America; children Jennifer Oakland and husband Rich of Rogers, Susanne Schwab and husband Mike of Jackson, Wis., Timothy Plagge and wife Stacey of Cologne, Julie Walker and husband Gentry of Arden Hills; grandchildren Courtney Oakland, Erin Oakland, Nolan Schwab, Caleb Schwab, Collin Schwab, Lillianna Plagge, Lydia Plagge; sisters and brothers Bernice Kirchhoff of New Ulm, Rachel Stelljes and husband Allan of New Ulm, Glen Plagge and wife Val of Apple Valley, Ruth Hoff of Apple Valley, Jerome Plagge and wife Violet of Courtland, Don Plagge of Alta Loma, Calif., Gretchen Penne and husband Tom of St. Paul; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Marion and Kay Satterlie of Evansville, Lester Schuelke of Richland Center, Wis., Mary Ann Prechel of Comfrey, LeRoy Walters of Comfrey; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Serving as casket bearers Nolan Schwab, Caleb Schwab, Collin Schwab, Mark Peterson, Jerry Plagge Jr. and David Plagge.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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