Susan Mae Lowell, 82

Published 10:20 am Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Susan Mae Lowell, 82

Susan Mae Lowell, 82

Susan Mae Lowell, 82, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at Augustana Health Care Center in Hastings, Minnesota.

She was born Jan. 6, 1934, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Fredrick and Gertrude (Schlupe) Looker. After graduating high school, Susan attended college, majoring in English. She moved to Austin in 1965, and worked as a cook for over 35 years. Working was Susan’s main pastime and she especially enjoyed the 10 years she spent at Perkins. After leaving Perkins, she worked part time at the Elks Club in Austin. Susan retired so that she could provide loving hospice care to her son Paul, who died of cancer in 2004.

Susan is survived by her children, Janet McCotter of Ann Arbor, Michael (Sandra) Lowell of Zumbrota, Minnesota, Kathleen Voigt of Elkton, Minnesota, Teresa Garcia of Eagan, Minnesota, Stephanie (Paul) Doeden of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, Rhonda (Jeremy) Wiseman of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, Melissa Lowell of Waseca, Minnesota, Tim Lowell of Minneapolis, and Amy (Matt) Carpenter of Grand Meadow, Minnesota; 24 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; one brother, Fredrick Looker of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and one sister, Karen Craig of Roswell, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son Paul.

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A celebration of Susan’s life will be held at noon on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at the Wiseman residence, 7405 Illies Ave. South, Cottage Grove.

Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at