Lowell Nienstedt

October 25, 1919January 7, 2019

Nienstedt, Lowell Harrison

Age 99, of Miamisburg, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019. Lowell was born on October 25, 1919 in Woodstock, IL to the late Harry and Maude Nienstedt.

Lowell served bravely in the Navy for 4 years during WWII, including 2 years on the USS Cogswell, the first warship into Tokyo Bay after Japan’s surrender. After attending Northwestern University, he worked in accounting and paper sales for several companies, ultimately retiring from Howard Paper in 1989. During his lifetime, Lowell lived in Illinois, Ohio, and California and enjoyed classical music, singing, fishing, traveling, and family gatherings.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Charles Nienstedt; sister, Sybil Freund; sister, Carol Smith; sister, Eleanor Daly; and brother, Stanley Grover.

Lowell is survived by his wife, Dolores; daughter, Peggy Jones (Richard) of Hesperia, CA; son, Richard Nienstedt of Crystal Lake, IL; granddaughter, Amanda Flohr-Egile, of Paris, France; granddaughter Christine Stratton (William) of Denton, TX; granddaughter, Elisabeth Flohr of Austin, TX; granddaughter, Mary Vasquez (Santos) of Hesperia, CA; granddaughter, Katherine Jones of Victorville, CA; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A private family memorial service will be held in California at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing the Guestbook at


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Mark Nickoson

January 22, 2019

Lowell and I lived a few houses apart on Kajean Ave. I would often do yardwork in the evening and see him darting about his own house. Sometimes we would just wave, sometimes yell our greetings across the street, but about half of the time we would meet at the street and get into a 20 minute conversation. Lowell was always friendly and kind. He was a great neighbor.
My grandma lived next to me. I moved to that house a few month after my grandpa passed away. I grew up with the values that family helps family and neighbors help neighbors. Lowell believed that too. She had a large sycamore tree in her back yard. One day I came home from work and the tree was all trimmed. I asked who she had trim the tree, thinking it was a commercial company. Oh, it was Lowell and another neighbor down the street. They had climbed up in that tree to trim it. Both these guys were retired, but were willing to climb 30 to 40 feet up to cutoff branches. They were braver than I. I would have given grandma the money to have it trimmed had I known what was going on. God watched out for them that day as I hope he is doing for Lowell even today.