Roll of Honor

Lowell E. Satterwhite Sr.

Lowell E. Satterwhite Sr.

  • Firefighter
  • Dakota City Fire Department
  • Nebraska
  • Age: 67
  • Year of Death: 2016

Lowell was 67 years young when the good Lord took him home to heaven.

Lowell was born and raised in Dakota City, Nebraska.

Lowell met me, his wife, Alanna “Lonie,” in a humorous way. I was helping my brother, Richard Speck, roof his house. Of course, like brother and sister, we were nitpicking back and forth. My brother was ready to push me off the roof. So we decided, as it was a very hot day, to get a cool beer. As soon as we walked in the door, I saw a man sitting all by himself. Soon he got up and came over, as he knew my brother. We were introduced on that day, fell in love, and were married for 30 years.

In addition to his wife, Lowell is survived by his daughter, Candie, and sons, Lowell Satterwhite, Jr. and Jerry Yacevich. He is also survived by four grandchildren. His daughter’s boys are Zackary and Adam. His son Lowell gave him a beautiful granddaughter, Karlee, and grandson, Cole, who was his best buddy.

Lowell was a member of the Dakota City Fire and Rescue Department for 41 years. He was boat captain for many years. Lowell was selected by his fellow firefighters to serve as president of the fire department.

Lowell assisted with numerous community events and projects, including disaster recovery, Cottonwood Days preparations, and construction of the Beermann Park Shelter. Lowell was presented the 2017 Charlie Strong Volunteer of the Year Award for his dedicated service to the City of Dakota City, Nebraska.

Lowell’s great love, aside from his wife and children and family, was hunting deer, wild turkeys, and fishing with his grandson, Cole Satterwhite, who was the apple of his eye.

All in all, Lowell was a great, kind man.

You will be missed by many. I love you, Lowell.