Renken, Lowell


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 born.

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.

Guestbook for Renken, Lowell

9:20AM Jul 13th, 2017
Carol, Sorry to hear of Lowell's passing. Many good memories, especially @ Christmas time. Larry & Mary aka Santa & Mrs. Claus
Larry Willet (Lincoln, NE)
11:30AM Jul 12th, 2017
Tammy, So sorry to hear about Lowell's passing. He holds a special place in my heart for sure.
Bob Studnicka (Kansas City , KS)
9:29AM Jul 11th, 2017
I grew up with Lowell's son Mark. Through the last half of the 1970's and through the 1980's Mark was like an older brother to me. We hung out almost daily in many circumstances - even though we were across town from each other. By extension, Lowell became a second father figure. He was talented, had things to share if you listened to him, and despite an occasional gruff external demeanor, was always fair, honest, and caring. A good man with a soft heart, he will be missed and always remembered.
Greg Kubitschek (Lincoln, NE)

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