Pat Low, 1927-2016

Published 9:55 am Friday, February 26, 2016

Patricia “Pat” Ann Low, 88, of Northwood died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood.

A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church, 309 N. Ninth St. in Northwood. The Rev. Judy Converse will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Rest Cemetery in Northwood. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. S in Northwood., and one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family would like to suggest that those wishing to give a memorial contribution in her memory, consider memorials to the Pat Low Memorial Fund to be given to her favorite charities.

Patricia Low

Patricia Low

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Patricia “Pat” Ann Low was born Aug. 19, 1927, in Manly, Iowa, the daughter of Ernie and Alma (Aamodt) Roppe. She was baptized on Sept. 4, 1927, at Shell Rock Lutheran Church in Northwood by the Rev. J.W. Ylvisaker, and reaffirmed her faith by confirmation on April 27, 1941, with the Rev. A.J. Tolo. Pat grew up on the Roppe farm in Northwood, and attended and graduated from Northwood High School and Hamilton Business College in Mason City in 1945.  She was united in marriage to Lyle Low Nov. 16, 1947, at First Lutheran Church in Northwood. The Rev. Alf Jorgenson officiated.

Pat was a stenographer at Wilson & Co. employment office for more than two years, and was a bookkeeper and teller at Northwood State Bank for 30 years. Pat also was a clerk for Low’s Auction Company in Northwood for a few years.

Pat assisted her son, Randy, with Pony Express, Saddle Club and Easter Seals, getting donations for horse shows; she also enjoyed helping her son with showing horses and loved her cats.

Pat was a member of First Lutheran Church in Northwood, the ladies aid and Martha Circle at the church.

Those left to cherish her memory is her son, Randy Low, of Northwood; brothers Dewayne Roppe of Northwood, Jerry (Dianne) Roppe of Aurora, Oregon, and Scott (Carol) Roppe of Omaha, Nebraska; brothers and sisters-in-law Berniece Estes of Northwood and Richard (Marge) Low of Northwood; several nieces, nephews, several grand-nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents Ernie and Alma Roppe; husband, Lyle Low, who died March 21, 1996; brothers and sisters-in-laws Clarence and Luella Low, Mavis Roppe, Russel and Dorothy Low, Deloris and Allen Low, Vale and Berniece Low, Mick and Frances Low, Harold and Eleanor Low, Carl and Arlene Grosland, Pearl and Leif Westin, George and Lucille Matthews and Drexel Estes; and many nieces and nephews.