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Oscar Lovell

Obituary for Oscar Lovell

April 13, 1933 - January 24, 2017
Urbandale, formerly of Creston, Iowa | Age 83


Oscar Lovell, 83, of Urbandale formerly of Creston passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Karen Acres Health Care Center in Urbandale. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Rev. Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation, with family receiving friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church with a prayer service beginning at 10 a.m. Memorials are to be determined. Online condolences may be given at

Oscar Whitney Lovell was born on April 12, 1933, to M. Pearl. Lovell and Marjorie D. (Wall) Lovell in Greenfield, Ia. He graduated from Greenfield High School, and worked delivering the paper and milk as well as aiding with cemetery care. He also worked at Schildberg rock quarry as a dynamite specialist, all in Greenfield.

Oscar was united in marriage to Theresa Anne Ament on June 10, 1954, at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Creston. Oscar served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955- 1957 during the Korean Conflict. They resided in Creston where Oscar worked as a Fords Parts Manager. In 1991, they moved to Winnemucca, Nev., and Oscar worked there as a Ford parts manager, retiring in 2006. In 2006, they moved back to Iowa where Oscar and Theresa participated in four community bands in Des Moines.

Oscar was a member at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Creston, St. Francis of Assisi in West Des Moines and the Iowa State Champion Bowling League.

Survivors include his wife Theresa Lovell of Urbandale; a daughter, Leslie (husband Ned) Tyler of Creston; two sons, Mick (wife Rhonda) Lovell of West Des Moines and Jon (wife Pam) Lovell of Urbandale; 10 grandchildren, Amanda (husband Dusty) Hicks, Jesse, Emily and Joe Lovell, Tucker and Abbie Whitaker, Tristan and Jaiden Lovell, Rachael Noah and Carson Clearwater; two great-grandchildren, Cooper and Trevor Hicks; sister Pat (husband George) Ketterer of Lincoln, Neb.; sister-in-law Judy Lovell of California; Merlin Thorndyke of Peoria, Ill.

Oscar was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Anthony Alan Lovell, one brother Gil Lovell, one sister Mary Thorndyke and parents-in-law Jesse and Eva Ament.


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