Mass of Christian Burial was held on October 7 at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, Neb. with the Rev. James F. McCluskey officiating. Burial was in Sts. Philip & James Cemetery, with Military graveside rites by the Wynot American Legion Post #31.
Lowell Richard Gothier was born on August 20, 1927 to Paul and Margaret (Jensen) Gothier on a farm east of Hartington. Lowell attended Sunny Lee rural school east of Hartington and also attended Hartington High School. He served in the U.S. Army from March of 1946 to March of 1947. Lowell farmed for a few years after his service in the Army and then helped build Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D. He moved to Omaha and worked for Wilson Manufacturing as a meat cutter for 17 years. After the Omaha plant closed its operation, he moved to Cherokee and worked for the Wilson Foods plant there for another 20 years. When Lowell retired, he moved to Obert in the early 1990s.
Lowell was a member of Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, he loved dogs, hunting, fishing and golfing. He also enjoyed to travel.
Lowell was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Margaret Gothier, and nephew Larry Becker.
He is survived by his only brother, Austin and his wife Delilah Gothier of Laurel, Neb.; seven nieces and nephews, Dennis and Kathie Gothier of Norfolk, Neb., Kathleen and David Adams of Plainview, Neb., Dan and Marcella Gothier of Fordyce, Neb., Renee (Becker) Wragge of Laurel, Neb., Neil and Lori Gothier of Bitberg, Germany, Kevin Gothier of Laurel, Michelle and Brent Heydon of Laurel.