Lowell Henry Hatesohl, 89, of Linn, KS, died September 26, 2010 at the Linn Community Nursing Home. Lowell died after a struggle with cancer. He was determined to maintain his independence as long as possible A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 29 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church southwest of Greenleaf. Rev. Timothy Lorenz officiated. Pauline Hatesohl played the organ while the congregation sang “Lift High The Cross”, “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less”, “Lord, Guard and Guide The Men Who Fly” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.” The pallbearers were John Hatesohl, Kent Hatesohl, Stanley Hatesohl, Steven Hatesohl, Mark Hatesohl and David Hatesohl. The honorary pallbearers were Paulette Hatesohl and Beth Hatesohl Mosher. Burial was in the church cemetery with military honors provided by Ft. Riley. Taps was played by great-nephew, Andrew Hatesohl. Lowell was born August 8, 1921, to Ernest and Rosa (Dittbrenner) Hatesohl at Linn, Kansas. On August 28, 1921, the Rev. Otto Mueller baptized him at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He was later confirmed by Rev. Theodore Stolp on April 14, 1935 at the church. He graduated from Linn Rural High in 1939. After working a few months in Wichita at an airplane parts plant, in September of 1942, Lowell entered the U.S. Air Corps. He was honorably discharged in September of 1945. During the service he served as a glider mechanic in Egypt, Tunisia, Sicily, England and France. He then farmed the rest of his life. On April 18, 1954, he married Dorothy Mae Damman at Portland, Oregon. She preceded him in death on October 28, 2009. They had no children. Lowell was a lifetime member of Bethlehem Church where he was a faithful member of the L.L.L. Men's Club. He was a 64-year charter member of the Wholmoor American Legion Post in Linn, where he maintained a continuing interest in documenting the service of individual members. His parents, and two brothers, Willard and Melvin, preceded him in death. Survivors include a brother, Delmar and wife LaVerna Hatesohl; sisters-in-law, Marcene Hatesohl and Pauline Hatesohl, all of Linn; sisters-in-law, Darlene McMacken and husband Larry, Mildred Wagner and husband Terry, all of Dundee, Oregon; and nephews, nieces and their children. Memorials will benefit the Linn Community Nursing Home, Bethlehem Lutheran Church Endowment or Wholmoor American Legion. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home.
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