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Lowell Laverne Juhl

d. August 26, 2016

November 11, 1945 ~ August 26, 2016


Saturday, September 10, 2016

10:30 AM

Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home

Harlan, IA

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Burial of ashes will be in the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, IA


2 Sons – David (Kristine) Juhl of Anacortes, WA

Jeffry Juhl of Des Moines, IA

2 Stepsons – Rodney Doyle of Stafford, KS

Richard (Barbara) Doyle of Commerce City, CO

1 Stepdaughter – Arlene Doyle of Stafford, KS

2 Brothers – Roger (Karen) Juhl of Akron, PA

Bruce Juhl of Irwin, IA

1 Sister – Myrna (Richard) Schwarte of Irwin, IA

1 Sister-in-law – Cynda Juhl of Harlan, IA

12 Grandchildren

6 Great-grandchildren

Other Friends & Relatives

Lowell LaVerne Juhl was born on November 11, 1945, in Carroll, Iowa, to LaVerne Lowell and Lillian Elaine (Zaiger) Juhl. He was the first of five children who worked on the family farm in Irwin, Iowa, which is where his love of machinery began. Lowell attended Irwin High School in Irwin. He continued his education at Nebraska Christian College in Norfolk, Nebraska; during this time, he also attended Automotive Technical Training.

On July 18, 1969, Lowell married Wanda Jane Krueger in Aurora, Colorado. She died on April 11, 2013, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Lowell was a truck driver for more than 45 years. He was a Boy Scout Master and District Commissioner for seven years. Lowell also owned and operated A-1 Plastering for seven years before returning to his first love, truck driving. He was happiest when driving down the open road.

Lowell attended Christ’s Church in Harlan, Iowa, where he was an active board member, serving for almost ten years.

Lowell LaVerne Juhl passed away unexpectedly on August 26, 2016, at his home in Des Moines, Iowa. He had reached the age of 70 years, 9 months, and 15 days.

Lowell was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Janice Juhl; his second wife, Wanda Juhl; and one brother, Merle Juhl. He is survived by his two children, David (Kristine) Juhl of Anacortes, Washington, and Jeff Juhl of Des Moines, Iowa; three stepchildren, Rodney Doyle of Stafford, Kansas, Richard (Barbara) Doyle of Commerce City, Colorado, and Arlene Doyle of Stafford, Kansas; one sister, Myrna (Richard) Schwarte of Irwin, Iowa; two brothers, Roger (Karen) Juhl of Akron, Pennsylvania, and Bruce Juhl of Irwin, Iowa; one sister-in-law, Cynda Juhl of Harlan, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The memorial service was held on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, with Pastor Brian Taylor of Christ’s Church, Harlan, officiating. Donna Sorensen served as the organist. Burial of ashes was held in the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at
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