BARTLETT — Lowell Nelson, 83, of Bartlett passed away at 11:19 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
He was born on Sept. 7, 1935, to Oliver Wilhelm and Dorothy Norene (Spencer) Nelson in Dodge City. His early childhood and education was in Dodge City until his family moved to Southeast Kansas. He graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1955.
From 1957 to 1959, Lowell served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea. Upon returning home, he farmed in Craig County, Oklahoma. In 1966, he moved to Bartlett and lived there ever since. As a machinist, Lowell worked for Olin Dixon in Coffeyville, Jen-Cast in Coffeyville, Vickers Machine Shop in Joplin and then Dana Car Parts in Vinita, Oklahoma, from which he retired.
Throughout his life, Lowell had been a member of Bartlett Presbyterian Church, Oswego Presbyterian Church and was currently a member of the Bartlett United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Parsons.
Lowell enjoyed playing cards and games. His greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his family.
On July 23, 1955, Lowell married Winona Griffith in Bartlett. Winona Nelson survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Mark Nelson of Oswego; a daughter, Sharon Heiskell of Parsons; two grandsons, Joshua Heiskell and Joel Heiskell; and a sister, Ellen Foreman and her husband, Don, of Panama City, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Larry Nelson and Gary Nelson; and a sister, Beverly Foreman.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Bartlett United Methodist Church in Bartlett. The family will receive friends immediately after the service.
Memorials are suggested to the Bartlett United Methodist Church. These may be dropped off or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.