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Lowell G. Etzler
June 17, 1935 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Lowell G. Etzler, 88, of Greenwich, OH died Monday, January 15, 2024, at Willard Mercy Hospital. Living a life of service to God, Family, and Community, Lowell was born June 17, 1935, in Van Wert Co., OH to the late August and Charlotte Etzler. Growing up he helped his uncle and grandpa farm and also raised chickens and rabbits at home to sell and to eat. Lowell graduated from Convoy Union HS in 1953. He worked various jobs around the Convoy area and married Patty Lou Mohr in 1957. He then joined the Army serving with the Big Red One at Ft. Riley Kansas from 1957 to 1959. After his service he enrolled at Ohio State University receiving a BS in education and joined the faculty at Edon Northwest School District in 1962 as the Vo Ag teacher. During the summer months he enrolled at Indiana University earning his MA, becoming Principal and then Superintendent until 1969. Lowell moved to Greenwich OH in 1969 accepting the job as Superintendent, where he served until his retirement in 1993.
Lowell was a member of the Greenwich Rotary Club, North Fairfield Lions Club, and also served as Mayor of Greenwich. Lowell was Board President of Erie/Huron CAC, member of the Huron County Economic Development Board, Senior Enrichment Services Board, North Central EMS Board and Lay Council for the Ripley Church. He also enjoyed woodworking, stained glass design and making toys for his grandchildren, who he adored.
Lowell is survived by his wife of 66 years, Patty; his sister, Marilee; sons, Michael (Michelle) of Greenwich, Lowayne (Tammy) of Sandusky and Randall of Delaware OH; 9 Grandchildren, Nicholas, Megan, Brooke, Haley, Derek, Emily, Megan, Eli and Emily; and 14 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Lowayne; and sister, Marvel Stetler.
Visitation will be held Sunday, January 21, 2024, from 2:00-4:00 PM at Eastman Funeral Home, 49 West Main St., Greenwich, OH 44837 with private family services being held at a later date at Greenlawn Cemetary in Greenwich. Memorial contributions may be made to the South Central HS Library or to the High School Vo Ag Department. Online condolences may be made at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com