Sharon and I worked with Roger at the Western Farm Credit Bank. Private family funeral services will be held at a later date at the funeral home in North English. Burial will be in the North English Cemetery. The obituary posted by the funeral home is here.
Roger Lee Lown was born on July 19, 1953, in Sigourney, Iowa, a son of Stanley Lee and Bevaline M. Stewart Lown. He grew up near North English and graduated from English Vallleys High School in North English in 1971. He later graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. On June 4, 1971, Roger married Catherine Ann Conner in North English. They made their home in Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, Ottumwa, and Iowa City before moving to California. Roger worked for the Farm Credit System in agricultural banking for over 32 years, retiring in July, 2007. His favorite pastimes included watching movies, playing with his grandchildren, whom he adored, boating, and taking care of his yard. Roger was also an avid reader. Roger died on Thursday, December 16, 2010, in Folsom, California at the age of 57 years. He is survived by his wife, Cathi Lown, of Folsom, CA; a son Brian (Natasha) Lown of Alparetta, GA; a daughter Jaime (Jerome) Young of Folsom, CA; four grandchildren: Gregory and Julia Lown, and Reece and Riley Young; his parents, Stanley and Bevaline Lown of South English, IA; brothers Randy Lown of Racine, WI; Ron (Kendra) Lown of Walford, IA; and Rick Lown of Iowa City, IA.