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Lowell Kearns

Published: Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 5:02 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Lowell Rodger Kearns, 89, of Princeton went to his heavenly home Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. He had been a resident at Colonial Hall Care Center in Princeton for over two years.

He was born Aug. 5, 1923, near New Bedford to Matthew and Myrtle (Hall) Kearns. He married Donna Jean Einsele on March 18, 1950, in LaMoille. He attended Malden schools.

After farming with his dad during his early years, he worked for Pioneer Seed Corn Co. He then retired from LCN after working there for 18 years. After retiring he collected antique gas engines. He enjoyed restoring them and taking them to engine shows. He demonstrated how they worked and what they were used for. He loved gardening and sharing the produce with family and friends.

He was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Princeton, now Christ Community Church. When he was able, he served several terms on the Trustee Board and was an usher for many years.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years; two children, Diane (Ken) Henderson and Larry Kearns; three grandchildren, Kendra Henderson, Holly (Adam) Shipp and Larry (Robyn) Kearns Jr.; one sister, Nan Carol Kessler; and special friends, the Joshua Bettridge family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kennedy "Ted" Kearns.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, with the Rev. Brian Strom officiating. Burial will follow in the Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Christ Community Church or Colonial Hall.

Online condolences may be left at

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