September 30, 2013


Lowell Myron Stammer, 70, of Carroll died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll with Pastor Brian Licht officiating.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Monday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when visitation will resume. Organist for the service will be Jan Hoff, soloist will be Marv Toft singing "How Great Thou Art" and congregational hymns will be "Eagles Wings" and "Amazing Grace." Casket bearers will be Paul Baumhover, Kevin Eischeid, Wayne Zimny, Jerry Vorsten, Merlin Schau and Ron Richardson.

Burial will be at Carroll City Cemetery with military honors by the Carroll American Legion.

Online condolences may be left for Lowell's family at

Born May 20, 1943, in Carroll, Iowa, he was the son of Leslie and Ella (Nobiling) Stammer. He grew up in the Manilla-Manning area and graduated from Manning High School in 1961. As a boy, he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Following high school he attended a mechanic's school in Omaha, Neb. He worked as a mechanic until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966. He was stationed in Vietnam during the war. Lowell married Connie Mildenstein on June 8, 1963, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The couple lived in Carroll where he worked for Crouse Cartage for 33 years, retiring in 2000.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he served on the board of finance. He was a member of the Carroll American Legion, the Teamsters Union and RPM Club. Lowell enjoyed restoring old cars, for which he received many trophies and awards. He enjoyed going to car shows, going to coffee with his friends, going to the Crouse Cartage family picnics, and spending time with his family.

Lowell is survived by his wife Connie of Carroll; his mother Ella Stammer of Carroll; three daughters: Ann Lorenzen (Schlinz) of Carroll, Lori (Schlinz) Dicks and her husband Jason of Storm Lake, and Carrie (Schlinz) Reiling and her husband Jess of Dallas Center, Iowa; a son Marty and his wife Paula of Rock Valley, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister Lola Rowedder and her husband Doug of Denison; two brothers-in-law: Dennis Mildenstein and his wife Anna of Medford, Mass., and Don Mildenstein and his wife Sharyl of Lake View; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Lowell was preceded in death by his father in 1984 and his grandparents.