Robert (Bob) Dean Low, 78

Published 8:37 am Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Robert (Bob)
Dean Low, 78

Robert (Bob) Dean Low, 78, of Austin, Minnesota, died at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Robert was born on Sept. 16, 1938, in Northwood, Iowa, to Harold and Eleanor (Tue) Low. He graduated from Carpenter (Iowa) High School in 1957. On June 2, 1962, he married Diane Ankeny at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota.

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He went on many fishing trips to Canada and also enjoyed deer hunting, wood working and sports. He was the owner of Ankeny Mini Mart #1 and #4 from 1984 to 2000. They wintered for 15 years in Florida.

Robert was an active member of Bethlehem Free Methodist Church until his health limited him. He loved children, especially babies.

Robert leaves the love of his life of 54 years, Diane (Ankeny) Low; son, Jay Low; daughters, Amy Klein and Jan Heim; daughter-in-law, Lisa Low; grandchildren, Megan (Brad) Reasoner and their children Bryn and Bode, Brenden Low, Dawson Low, Cody (Michaela) Klein and their children Jonah and Oakley, Ashley Klein and her son Leon, Kelli (Noah) Hamer and their daughter Clara, Brett Heim and fiance Regan Adams; brothers, Ronald (Lola) Low; sister-in-law: June Low; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Judy (Myrle) Asper; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Linda and Wally Meyer; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Mike and Patti Ankeny; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mark and Alison Ankeny; and many nieces and nephews, all of which he dearly loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Eleanor Low; his brother, Charles Low; his in-laws, Stanley and Miriam Ankeny; and son-in-law, Mark Heim.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at Bethlehem Free Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Steele officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary assisted with arrangements.