LEAF RIVER – Dennis Russell Lower, 59, of Walker, Iowa, and formerly of Leaf River, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 after an extended illness at FHN Memorial Hospital. Dennis was born Dec. 9, 1959 in Freeport, the son of Clarence and Ruth (Reed) Lower. Following in his father's footsteps he was a livestock dealer in Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.
Dennis is survived by mother, Ruth Lower; two sons, Jeremy and Joshua; two daughters, Ashley Lower and Amanda Hankins; eight grandchildren, Malia, Logan, Ava, Gabby, Samantha, Nick, Gage, and Liam; brother, Richard (Cindy) Lower; sisters, Karen (Terry) Diehl, and Peggy Schier; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Lower; grandparents, and fiancée, Penny Bjork.
Celebration of Life will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in the River Valley Complex (605 Main St. Leaf, River, IL, 61047). Burial of remains will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. A memorial has been established in Mr. Lower's memory. Please sign his guestbook and share a remembrance at www.burketubbs.com