Ellsworth (Ozzie) Lowe
February 29, 2020
Lowe, Ellsworth “Ozzie”
Age 92, of New Hope, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus Christ on February 29, 2020.
Ozzie, the son of John and Lorene (Boltz) Lowe, was born March 16, 1927 on a farm 3 miles east of Howard Lake in Middlevalle Township. They moved to Delano in 1931, where Ozzie played basketball & baseball throughout high school, and graduated in 1945. Baseball was his favorite sport and as he was blessed with a strong pitching arm, he was invited to try out with the Chicago Cubs, twice, but instead, enlisted with the US Navy where he spent 18 months during WWII. In his 8 months in Japan, he was among some of the first to see the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing and devastation.
From 1947-1985 Ozzie worked in the Music Business – 22 years at Decca Records, 15 years at Pickwick Records and lastly with Electric Fetus in Sales. He retired in 1985 after a spinal cord injury. On Aug. 23, 1950 Ozzie married Gerry Secora in Waverly, MN. They moved to St Louis Park and then Golden Valley where they raised their 4 children; 2 adopted and 2 homemade. They enjoyed many summers at their cabin on Lake Sylvia in Annandale, where they shared their love of sun & water with family and friends creating treasured memories for all. They were blessed with 68 years, 5 months of marriage.
Ozzie is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gerry (Secora) Lowe; parents, sisters & brothers-in-law, Isla (Jerry) Lenoue and Norma (Ambrose/Doc) Motzko; son-in-law, Bob Hatzenbeller, great-grandchild, Logan Pieper; sister-in-law, Eleanore Florek; brothers-in-law, Ray Secora and Gene Florek. Ozzie is survived by children, Cathy Hatzenbeller, David (Rachel) Lowe, Dick Lowe and Diane Lowe; grandchildren, Jennifer (Eli) Pieper, Katie Lowe (Wesley), step-grandson, Ryan Pekarna and great-grandchild, Dash Lowe Revak; extended family, nieces, nephews and friends. He will be greatly missed by all of us who loved him.
Join us in celebrating Ozzie’s life on Saturday March 14, 2020 at Iten Funeral home, 300 N. Third St., Delano. Gathering of family and friends from 10:00-11:00am with Memorial Service at 11:00am. Graveside service for both Ozzie & Gerry Lowe was held following the luncheon at the Delano Public Cemetery. Funeral arrangements made by Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel, Richfield, in conjunction with Iten Funeral Home, Delano. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Wooddale Church Eden Prairie, Disabled American Veterans, or donor’s choice.
Military Honors provided by Delano American Legion Post #377.