Lowell Renken was born on November 14, 1933 on a farm near Kramer, NE to
Reinhardt and Christina Renken. He passed away on July 7, 2017 in Lincoln, NE at
the age of 83.
He attended country school, Crete High School, and Doane College where he met
the love of his life, Carol Divoky. They married on June 3, 1955 and began Army
life in Lawton, OK. There they started their family with a daughter, Tammy. They
returned to Nebraska and moved to Lincoln where they built a home in the
northeast part of town. Their family then grew bigger when their son Mark was
Lowell was a machinist by trade. He then spent almost 30 years in real estate
and development. He was a great thinker and a great tinkerer.
Lowell is survived by his wife of 62 years Carol; daughter Tamara (Rob)
Adams; son Mark (Becky) Renken; grandchildren Michaela (Mike) Moore, Zach Adams,
Tori Renken and fiancÚ Matt Colwin, and Alex (Cassie) Renken; great
grandchildren Taylor Adams, Madeline Moore, and Gov Moore; sisters Lucille
Liebner and Elaine Keller both of Milwaukee, WI; brother Harold (Betty) Renken
of York; sister-in-law Alberta Renken of Crete; many nieces and nephews; and
special kitty Rudy.
Lowell was preceded in death by his parents; beloved big brother Reiney;
brother-in-laws Byron Liebner and Herb Keller.
Funeral service will be Wednesday July 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Good Shepherd
Lutheran church. Visitation will be Tuesday July 11, 2017 from 5-7:00 PM at
Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home (4040 A St). Interment will take place at
Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials can be made out to an animal welfare group of
your choice or to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.