Lowell Irving Trom, 90, Blooming Prairie
Lowell Irving Trom, age 90 of Blooming Prairie, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Mary’s Campus, Rochester.
Lowell was born April 10, 1929 on the family farm in Dodge County, to Elmer and Marie (Wilson) Trom. Lowell lived his entire life on the family farm that he loved. He graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1946. A lifelong crop farmer, Lowell also raised livestock in the early years.
On Oct. 22, 1953, he married Evelyn Gross at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie. Together, the couple raised six children. Lowell’s life centered around faith, family and farming. In fact, Lowell's passion for farming ran so deep this year marks the first missed harvest for him in over 80 years.
With over 40 years of public service, Lowell served as a Region 10 Board member, Dodge County Commissioner, and Westfield Township Supervisor, among other public offices. As a public servant, he recognized the importance of service to others. Lowell spearheaded several instrumental improvements in Dodge County, including construction of the Fairview Care Center, the Dodge County Highway Department building and Westfield Town Hall. He belonged as a member to Farmers Union and First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Trom of Blooming Prairie; children, Randy (Karen) Trom of Kaukauna, Wis., Shelley (David) Williamson of Woodbury, Bradley Trom of Blooming Prairie, Sonja (Douglas) Eayrs of Maple Grove, Peggy Trom of Naples, Fla., James (Deanne) Trom of Austin; eight grandchildren, Amanda Trom of Chicago, Rachel (Ryan) O'Leary of Green Bay, Michael (Shubhang Dave) Williamson of Denver, Andrew Williamson of Seattle, Rebekah (Paul) Cavanagh of Louisville, Colo., Kathleen Eayrs of Minneapolis, Justin Trom of Austin, and Maggie Trom of Minneapolis, as well as two great grandchildren, Evelyn and Noelle; brother, Kenneth (Gloria) Trom of Austin; sister, Darlene Schmidt of Owatonna; sisters-in-law, Mary Trom of Owatonna, and Tonia Trom of Rochester.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Marie Trom; sisters, Bernice (Art) Thompson, Verna (Pat) Mattson; brothers, Ralph (Joyce) Trom, Richard (June) Trom, Charles (Nola) Trom, Eugene Trom, Lloyd “Bud” Trom; and brother-in-law, Darrell Schmidt.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie, with Pastor Heidi Heimgartner officiating. Interment was in First Lutheran Cemetery, Blooming Prairie.
Memorials are preferred to First Lutheran Church, 434 - 1st Street SW, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917 or Westfield Lutheran Church, 71829 - 120th Avenue, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917. Services are prearranged and performed with Worlein Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.