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“I'll always remember Lowell as a great guy. Always a smile and always here to give the best advice when needed. Your words, advice and being there...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Bradley Popejoy SR - Sterling, IL

“My sympathy to the family! Lowell was a good man. Great memories of when we'd come out to visit at Don and Sharon's,and all get together...fun times ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Lu Nissley - Middlebury, IN

“I will miss you and you were a wonderful man. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Mia Gustafson - Rock Falls, IL

“So sorry for your loss, met Lowell at the Moose helping with bingo and he knew my grandparents and my father in law, such a sweet man. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Ssndra Burch - Rock Falls, IL

“So sorry to hear about Lowell will miss him on my visit to H woods always had a visit if he w as around always a smile ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: shirley jackley - sterling, IL

“We are so sorry to have to say goodbye to Lowell and send our sympathies to his family. I was witness to Lowell walking into the House of God on the...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Scott Hart - Mooseheart, IL


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STERLING – Lowell E. Wechsler, 98 of Sterling, died Saturday February 23, 2019 at Rock River Hospice & Home in Sterling.
He was born on July 1, 1920 in Prairieville, IL the son of George and Anna Gladys (Millhouse) Wechsler. He served in the USAF during World War II. He had worked many years as an auto mechanic and had operated the former Wechsler Texaco & Gulf Service Stations in Rock Falls for 15 years.
Lowell was a founding member of the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce and served as President.
He was a 50 year continuous member of the Rock Falls American Legion.
Lowell was a member of the Sterling Family Moose and in 2004 was awarded the Highest Degree of Pilgrim earning his gold jacket. He served as president and was on the Ritual team for many years. He worked Bingo taking money on Tuesday nights and helped on the Mother's Day and Easter Brunch.
Lowell was a staple of the Sterling Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, working in Joe Reaver's booth which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Lowell was fortunate to to go on the Honor Flight to Washington DC.
He enjoyed stained glass crafting and woodworking. He still had a valid driver's license and had just given up driving a few months ago.
Surviving is daughter Sheryl Hall of Rock Falls; son in law Don Simpson; sisters: Gladys Typer of Polo and Ethel Warner of Sterling; 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.
He was Preceded by parents; wife Hildred Wechsler; daughter Sharon Simpson; son Brian Wechsler; brothers: George and Kenneth Wechsler; sister Arlene Grobe; son in law Gary Hall.
Visitation Friday March 1, 2019 from 9 – 10:45 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls with a Moose rites ceremony at 10:45 AM. Funeral at 11 AM. Military honors will conclude the services.