Henry F. Loewen, age 94, died late Wednesday evening, November 23, 2011, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kansas.
He was born February 8, 1917, in rural Meade County, Kansas, the son of Jacob E. and Lena F. (Friesen) Loewen. As a young boy he attended the Sunrise School. After his graduation he began his career as a farmer and stockman. In 1967 he owned and operated Loewen Feed and Supply until 1975 and formerly operated the Lakeway Hotel.
He was a member of the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Meade; the Kansas Mennonite Disaster Service; served on the state and national MCC; and was an agent for Mennonite Mutual Aid and serving on the Kansas state committee. He enjoyed working, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.
On August 4, 1940, he married Lena L. Loewen at Rosenort, Manitoba, Canada. She survives.
Other survivors include:
His children, Stanley Lee Loewen of Meade, Kansas
Elvera Goertzen of Big Bow, Kansas
Janice Loewen of Portales, New Mexico
Daryl Loewen of Clovis, New Mexico
Verle Loewen of Meade, Kansas
A brother, John F. Loewen of Meade, Kansas
Two sisters, Elizabeth Classen of Walnut Hill, Florida
Bertha Classen of Sturgis, Michigan
Twelve grandchildren Sixteen great-grandchildren
He is preceded in death by a son, Roy Stanley Loewen; a daughter, Janet Loewen; and a granddaughter, Shannon.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2011, at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Meade, with Pastor Ken Harder presiding. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Emmanuel Mennonite Church Cemetery, rural Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the Kansas Mennonite Disaster Service in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com