Lowell Robert Corlett

Sunday, February 18, 2024 6:26 pm

Lowell Robert Corlett, age 74, of Castalia, lost his battle with Leukemia on Feb. 16, 2024 at his home in Castalia.

He was born to Earle and Irene (Kishman) Corlett on April 30, 1949 in Decorah, Iowa. Lowell was baptized, confirmed and a life-time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia. He attended Castalia Community School through the fifth grade and graduated from Postville High School in 1967. He then attended Wisconsin State College in La Crosse, Wisconsin for two years. Lowell was drafted into the United States Army in 1970 and was stationed in Vietnam for one year, he was honorable discharged in 1971.

Lowell hauled milk for most of his adult life, making a lot of friends along the way. He was a longtime member of the Castalia slow pitch softball team, in the sixties they won against the Postville Fast Pitch League and later won numerous titles against the Ossian Softball League. As a Member of the Amvets, Lowell and Steve won two Golf State Championships, they even paid their own entry fee.

Lowell was a member of the Castalia Fire Department for over fifty years and was very instrumental in organizing and helping with the annual pancake and sausage breakfast into what it is today, serving 1200 to 1400 every year. He was also a member for 50 years on the Castalia Fire Department and American Legion. Other memberships that Lowell held include the Tri-City Golf Couse. Where he had two “holes-in-one” and the Silver Springs Golf Course. He was a past member of the Castalia City Council and a past trustee of Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia.

Lowell was a proud supporter of the Ossian Veterans Memorial and a “Grand Marshall” with his brother for Tractor Days in 2016. He was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan and an all-around sports fan, in recent years he had moderate success with sports betting. Lowell enjoyed deer hunting for many years, fishing on the river and his fishing trips to Canada and North and South Dakota. He loved socializing and card playing at Bambinos.

In closing, one of Lowell’s sayings was “You can’t buy friends, you have to be one”

Lowell is survived by his children: Sara (Sean) Malone of Chicago, Ill., and Michael Corlett of Ankeny; his brother, Wayne (Bev) Corlett of Castalia; his oldest sister, Carmen Paddock of Tacoma, Wash.; and five nieces and nephews.

Lowell was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 117 W. Greene Street, Castalia.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 at Zion Lutheran Church, Castalia, with Rev. Daryl Schultz officiating.

Inurnment will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Castalia.

Fellowship and luncheon will follow at the Castalia Fire Department, Castalia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Veterans Memorial Hospital and Home Care or Castalia Fire Station.

Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ossian, is assisting the family.

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