Lowell Willard “Louie” Falling, age 86, of Hutchinson, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Cokato Manor.
He was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Hutchinson, the son of Albert and Myrtle “Danielson” Falling. Louie grew up in the Hutchinson area and was baptized and confirmed at the Lamson Evangelical Free Church. He attended the Bear Lake School for his education.
Louie served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in the Philippines during the last portion of World War II.
He was united in marriage to Gloria Mae Davis in 1948, in Little Falls. The couple made their home on the Falling family farm in the Lamson area, where Louie kept busy with farm chores and spending time outside.
He enjoyed spending time with family and had a soft spot in his heart for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Louie loved farming, animals, and spending time at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.
He is survived by his daughter, Debra Schoenig of Chaska; six grandchildren, Brett Schoenig, Carrie Moiser, Heather Erickson, Dustin Falling, and Lindsey and Amanda Falling; and seven great-grandchildren, Mason, Madison, and Kennedy Erickson, Milo and Signe Moiser, and Dylan and Morgan Falling.
Louie is also survived by five sisters, Fern Perciado of Seattle, WA, Marlys Heller of Excelsior, Janet Wall of Victoria, Voni (Charlie) Sangren of Dassel, and June Beach of Hutchinson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria March 11 of this year; a son, Terry Falling; his parents; and one brother, Milan.
A memorial service took place Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m. at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Cokato with Pastor Al Jones officiating. There was a time to gather with the family one hour prior to the service at the church.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.