Lowell G. Echelberger, 85, of Frederick, passed from this life on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at Frederick Health Hospital.
He was the husband of Iris Echelberger his wife of 64 years.
Born on February 22, 1938, in Springfield, SD, he was the son of the late Ivan and Marie Hornstra Echelberger.
He served in the US Navy as corpsman from 1956-60 at Bethesda Naval Hospital.
In 1960 started his 38 year career as an optician; first in South Dakota and later as the owner of Piney Branch Opticians in Silver Spring.
As an avid supporter and member of the Lions Club, he was King Lion in both Oakland and Takoma Park.
Lowell enjoyed to hunt, fish, play golf as well as gardening. His love of music drew him to be a member of several choirs.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Kimberly Spletter and husband Danny of Frederick; five grandchildren: Amanda Kearney and partner Nathan Foltz, Craig Echelberger and wife Monica, Morghan Kearney, Eboney Miller and husband Mitchell, and Jasmin Splatter; Six Great Grandchildren: Liam, Marley, Cade, Jace, Zane and Luna; two sisters: Marilyn Wittmeier and husband Bob of Yankton, SD and Candyce Torsney of Tyndall SD. Lowell was preceded in death by his son Douglas K. Echelberger.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM on Saturday, June 24 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick where a memorial service will begin at 2:00 PM with Pastor Amy Dows officiating. Interment will in Glade Cemetery in Walkersville at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741.