John Edward Lown
May 26, 1946 - June 16, 2020

John Edward Lown

John Edward Lown
May 26, 1946 - Jun 16, 2020

John Edward Lown
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Webster- John Edward Lown was born May 26, 1946 in Sigourney, Iowa, the son of Arville Oral and Dorothy Mae (Stephenson) Lown. He attended Webster School and graduated from North English High School in 1964. He later went to Kirkwood Community College and received his degree in Agricultural Business. John served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, during the time he was stationed in Vietnam, he took the classes and learned to be a heavy equipment operator. On February 12, 1977 John was united in marriage to Brenda Jo Stephenson in Webster. He was a heavy equipment operator for PCI, Jim Jones Dozing, Kinze Manufacturing and Seaton Construction. John was a member of the Webster United Methodist Church, the North Keokuk County Fire Department, the James Murphy American Legion Post #319, and the Cemetery Board. He enjoyed bulldozing, riding his Harley, coyote hunting with his friends, watching his children and grandchildren's activities and spending time with family and friends. John died on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from complications of Agent Orange, at his home near Webster at the age of 74 years.

He is survived by his wife Brenda of Webster; four children Kedra Jackson of Kansas City, KS, Jeremi (Samantha) Lown of North English, Matthew (Danyl) Lown of Tiffin and Stephanie Lown of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren Riley and Logan Jackson, Keyden and Kailor Lown and Faith and Grace Lown; a brother Larry (Linda) Lown of Pender, NE; and a sister Carol (Charlie) Trier of South English. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 am Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the Powell Funeral Home in North English. Burial will be in the Sorden Cemetery, near Webster with military rites. Visitation will be Friday, from 4:00 -7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to North Keokuk County Fire Department, Webster United Methodist Church or Essence of Life Hospice. Messages and tributes may be left at

The family would like to thank Essence of Life Hospice for their wonderful care and support during this time.

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Mary Westfall on Jun 20, 2020

Love and prayers are with you this day. I will miss that ornery smile and his sense of humor.

Morrison-Schrader American Legion Post 296 Deep Ri on Jun 20, 2020

Rest in peace, you served for God and Country.

Ken Miller on Jun 18, 2020

Larry, Carol, and families, I'm so sorry to hear about John's death, and in shock about its cause. John was just enough older that I didn't spend a lot of time with him, but I remember him as a really likeable guy, with a wry sense of humor.
I'm thinking of you all.
Your former neighbor (and classmate, Larry),
Ken Miller

Connie Beachy on Jun 18, 2020

John was always so friendly and had that cute smile! Will miss him at our next class reunion! So many memories from K-12 grade!

Darcy Koehn on Jun 18, 2020

John and I were a part of the Great Class of 64 at EVHS. He was was such a great guy and fun to be around! I am so sorry to learn about his death. My deepest condolences to Brenda and the rest of the family.
Darcy Brown Koehn

Pam Wichmann on Jun 17, 2020

Brenda..Thinking of you and your family and sending my deepest sympathy to you all.

Jean Glider Bisinger on Jun 17, 2020

John was such a nice man! Loved his smile and kindness. So sorry to hear of his passing, sympathies to his family. Jean Glider Bisinger



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