"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Sunday, May 24th, 2015
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 8:53:13, May 24th 2015 - Greg Rendahl - Jason, while you certainly make some good points in your opinion piece ... [Read More]
- 4:56:30, May 22nd 2015 - Shame on you - "A gun is an instrument of death. It is designed for one purpose, to k ... [Read More]
- 1:35:20, May 22nd 2015 - Michael - As a Navy veteran I salute Ron Scheevel for his service and sacrifice in Vi ... [Read More]
- 12:48:16, May 22nd 2015 - Kim Wentworth - a couple of points in response. the NRA has had a long history in gu ... [Read More]
- 11:57:35, May 22nd 2015 - RogerClegg - Re felon voting: Glad this bill failed. If you aren’t willing to fo ... [Read More]
- 12:15:00, May 20th 2015 - Shorty - Makes me feel pretty old when I read about people I knew. I would like to ... [Read More]
- 11:34:36, May 20th 2015 - SV80 - To Future: I can empathize with your regarding Hawkeye63. He exhibits all t ... [Read More]
- 12:49:06, May 19th 2015 - future - @Hawkeye63 My entire argument has been based on legal civil rights argument ... [Read More]
- 7:22:50, May 19th 2015 - hawkeye63 - There you have it fellow citizens, I sure hope America is paying attentio ... [Read More]
- 6:06:44, May 18th 2015 - Redhorse51 - Thank you for a great read. Like an addicting mini-series, I could not ... [Read More]
Fri, Dec 13th, 2002
Posted in Obituaries
Posted in Obituaries
Lowell D. Roelofs, 72, of Greenleafton, a longtime area farmer, died Dec. 6, 2002 at the Harmony Care Center.
Lowell was born Sept. 29, 1930, in Bristol Township, Fillmore County, the son of Evert and Vera (Mensink) Roelofs. He graduated from Preston High in 1948 and then farmed with his father until enlisting in the Army in 1954. Following his discharge in 1956, he returned to the family farm and continued to farm until 2001. On May 23, 1959, he married Evelyn Mensink at Greenleafton Reformed Church. They moved to Greenleafton in 1998. Mr. Roelofs worked part time at Paris Foods in Cresco, Iowa, and also farmed with a nephew. A lifelong member of Greenleafton Reformed Church, he served as a deacon, Sunday school treasurer, brotherhood treasurer and youth leader. He was a past president of the Fillmore County Farm Bureau, served on its board for several years, and also served on the Fillmore County FmHA Board, Fillmore County Water Committee, Bristol Township Board, York Township Board and the Preston School Board. He was active in the Republican Party and was a seed dealer for many years. He enjoyed music, bowling and sporting events. Survived by his wife; three sons; Bruce (Anne) of Cresco, Brian (Suzanne) of Lakeville, Minn., and Brent of Preston; six grandchildren; two sisters, Gayle (Roger) Eskra of Beatrice, Neb., and Joyce (Joe) Collett of Chandler, Ariz.; and a brother, Jon (Susan) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The funeral for Lowell D. Roelofs was Dec. 10, 2002 at Greenleafton Reformed Church, with the Rev. Jonathon Loper officiating. Burial was in Greenleafton Cemetery. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.