Lowell L. Aspegren
September 1, 1944 – March 28, 2021
Survived by wife, Susan L. Williamson; daughter, Latisha Lutz (Kevin); son, Jeffrey (deceased); granddaughter, Payton Lutz; siblings: Larry Aspegren (Nina), Lyle Aspegren (Deedra), and Colleen Jacobson (Larry, deceased).
VISITATION with CDC guidelines: Friday, April 2nd from 4pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Papillion Community Foundation and the Midlands Community Foundation.
Lowell Lester Aspegren was born in Clay Center, Nebraska to Lester and Dorothy Aspegren. He was the youngest of four children and loved growing up in a smaller town. As a young man he loved hunting and playing sports. He learned to hunt with his single shot 16 gauge shotgun. He also excelled in football, basketball, and being a catcher on the school’s baseball team. He served as a lifeguard at the city pool and was instrumental in getting support in the community to have the pool built in Clay Center.
He graduated from Clay Center High in 1962. He attended University of Nebraska. He was a walk on to the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team under Bob Devaney and achieved the position as right offensive guard. He had a lifetime love and support of Husker football and attended the games for almost 50 years. He enjoyed going to the games until they took away his parking spot in front of the stadium. He just couldn’t tailgate in the parking garage.
As an adult he continued to hunt at his beloved sister and brother-in-law’s farm in Riverdale. After hunting, he and Larry would play cribbage and sit and talk for hours. His stories of hunting duck on Lost Island with his hunting dog, Razzle Dazzle, kept a smile on his face and the rest of us laughing. He mastered golf and played several times a week.
Lowell’s other love was cooking. He started to cook before the age of 10 and continued to expand his skill. He loved to cook for others and try new dishes. He won Sue’s heart with his fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy.
Lowell worked as a teen on a local farm where he moved irrigation pipe by hand and bailed hay. He started his 55 year career in the feed and grain commodities business by being a commodities analysis on a Hastings Radio station. He came to Omaha, Nebraska and worked at Commodity Traders where he later became an owner. He sold the business, but continued to work for West Plaines and ended his career in July 2020 with BioUrja. He specialized in distiller grain and feed ingredients. He was a great mentor to many people.
Family was important to Lowell. He adored his two brothers, Larry and Lyle; sister, Colleen; and brother-in-law, Larry. He had two children: Jeff (deceased) and Latisha. He was the proud grandfather of Payton Michelle. He found joy in encouraging her in her studies and sports and teasing her about her holey jeans. He loved to give her giggle gifts like necklaces of washers, bolts, and soft toilet paper. Lowell married Sue in 2016. He quickly endeared himself into the Williamson gang and spoiled them with his food and friendship. He loved going down to Florida and looked forward to retiring there.
All who knew “The Big Guy” felt honored to call him husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. He gave to anyone he knew with open arms and a big heart.
He is preceded in death by Donna Aspegren, Jeff Aspegren, Lester and Dorthy Aspegren, and Larry Jacobson. He is survived by his wife, Susan Williamson; daughter, Latisha Lutz (Kevin); granddaughter, Payton Michelle; sister, Colleen Jacobson (Larry, deceased); brothers: Larry (Nina Selby) and Lyle (Deedra), Leaster and Irene Williamson; brother-in-law, Charles Williamson (Diane); numerous nieces and nephews; stepdaughters, Cindy Hahn-Liberton and Amy Hahn
Dear Colleen – You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers .I just finished reading the wonderful tribute to Lowell.
So sorry for the loss. Lowell was a great boss / associate / and friend over the last 30 years. We worked and hunted together. He was a friend and a mentor. I will remember him fondly and have many Lowell stories that I have told over the years. He will be missed.
I was so sorry to hear of Lowell’s passing. My deepest condolences to the family. You are all in my prayers.
I traded with Lowell for about 30 years. He was a man of integrity, wit, humor and charm. Lowell was a mentor to me in business and in life and became a good friend. He will be missed by all of us lucky enough to have know him. Rest well my friend, knowing you made an impact on so many peoples lives.