Lowell Newgard, 1941-2018

Published 1:00 am Saturday, December 1, 2018

Lowell D. Newgard, 77, of Bloomington passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Lowell Newgard

He was born June 27, 1941, in Albert Lea and grew up in Hartland.

Dean met Elizabeth Legler “Liesel” at a dance, and they married in 1961. The family moved to Bloomington, where they raised their four children.

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Lowell retired from Grazzini Brothers, where he was a terrazzo floor installer for many years.

Lowell loved spending time fishing, hunting and playing poker with his family at his cabin in Aitkin. He was very proud of accomplishing a hole-in-one during a golf game some years ago. He was also a big Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings fan. His granddaughters remember him best for his patient, warm, playful and loving demeanor.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Newgard; children Regina McDonough, Cheryl (Vernon) Olson, Steven (Demetria) Newgard and Terry (Joyanne) Newgard; grandchildren Danielle, Kristen, Jamie, Janel, Laura, Katie, Lanay and Amber; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Frederick Dale (Arlene) Newgard.

A service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S. in Bloomington. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A reception will follow at the Everett McClay Veterans of Foreign Wars, 311 W. 84th St. in Bloomington. Private interment will be at Bloomington Cemetery.