Lowell Sherman Lussenden (87) was born February 21, 1927 at Ada, MN.  Family surrounded him with prayer as he peacefully passed away Tuesday September 16, 2014.  Lowell graduated from Egeland (ND) High School in 1945.  He served 2 years in the Navy in the Pacific Theater, China Coast, Korea and the A and B atomic bomb testing at Bekini Atoll.  Lowell attended North Dakota Agricultural College (NDSU) at Fargo, ND.  He was united in marriage to Norine Jahnke on August 14, 1955 at Rock Lake United Methodist Church.  They farmed the Lussenden farm in Sorenson Township from 1950 until 1987 and Lowell served on the township board for 20 years. 

Lowell is survived by his wife Norine and children Loraine (Craig) Hendley, Eagan, MN; Lois (Mark) Anfinrud, Fargo, ND; Lavonne Evenson, Bloomington, MN and Roger (Sue) Lussenden, Redwood Falls, MN along with seven grandchildren: Joy (Adam) Broin, Sioux Falls, SD; Robynn (Lance) Dillon, Lakeville, MN; Holly Lussenden, Starkville MS;  Ryan (Rebecca) Anfinrud, Arden Hills, MN;  Carley Evenson, Shoreview, MN; Aaron Evenson, Bloomington MN and Amy Anfinrud, Fargo, ND.

Lowell loved hunting, fishing, farming, the Peace Gardens, reading (especially Civil War history), gardening, NDSU Bison Football and Basketball and his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Mary Elizabeth, parents, George and Minnie Lussenden, brothers George (Bud) Lussenden and Robert (Milton) Lussenden. 

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  1. Norine,

    Just letting you know how very sorry I am to hear about Lowell’s passing. One of the things I remember most about him was whenever he seen me & my sister, Kimberly, together, he always said “Wherever Big Sister is, Little Sister can’t be far behind.” He always had a friendly “Hello” & a big smile whenever we ran into each other & I always remember him working out in the yard & in the garden when you lived in Rock Lake He was always busy!!! Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family today & in the days to come.

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