RPCVs 1980-85 - Obituaries

David Perry Lowery
MISSOULA – David Perry Lowery Sr., 92, of Missoula, died at home Tuesday, March 4, 2014 of cancer.

He is survived by Martha, his wife of 55 years; two sons, David Jr. and Matthew; daughter Ann; daughters-in-law Susan, Katie and Allison; grandchildren Abigail, Bridger and Henry; and step-grandchildren Stephanie, Anthony and Angela. He is also survived by five siblings, Geraldine, Genevieve, James, Robert and Rebecca.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David Perry Fitzsimmons Lowery and Esther Agnes Dean; brothers John (killed in action at Iwo Jima, 1945), Charles and Dean; and sisters Anna and Lois.

David was born Nov. 1, 1921, in Washington, Pa. He attended the University of Akron (B.S.), Michigan State University (B.S.), Duke University (M.S.) and earned his doctorate from the University of Montana.

He served in the United States Air Force during World War II as a belly turret gunner in a B-17. He was interned in Sweden during the war after his plane was damaged during a raid over Berlin and landed in Sweden.

After David and Martha married in Wisconsin in 1958, they moved to Missoula. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Missoula for 35 years.

He served as a Peace Corps volunteer for four terms: twice in Chile, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. David loved to travel and read and enjoyed playing bridge at the Missoula Senior Center. He was a regular blood donor and volunteer at the Missoula Public Library and the Food Bank. He will be remembered as a scientist, volunteer, teacher, traveler and adventurer, philanthropist and loving father and grandfather.

No services are planned in accordance with David’s wishes.

Dorval Schmidt (1981-83)  
Dorval Schmidt, 89, Breckenridge, MN, formerly of Wahpeton, ND, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at St. Francis Healthcare Campus, Breckenridge, MN. Funeral services will be on Monday, July 8, at 10:30 AM at Evergreen United Methodist Church, Wahpeton with Pastor Jenny Hallenbeck officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday from 5 PM to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Wahpeton. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.
Dorval was born in Wahpeton on January 6, 1924 to Walter and Ebba (Olson) Schmidt. He graduated from Wahpeton High School in 1942 and attended NDSCS until entering the Navy Air Force. He served from 1943 until 1946.
Dorval was united in marriage to Phyllis Larson at the Breckenridge United Methodist Church on June 1, 1947 and they recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. Dorval worked for the Auto Parts Co. until 1951 when he was employed by the Postal Service. He retired in 1981 as Postmaster and then he and Phyllis joined the Peace Corp where they served in the Dominican Republic from 1981 to 1983. 
Dorval is survived by his wife, Phyllis, Breckenridge, MN; his daughter, Jacque (Dick) Bailley, Denver, CO; his four sons, Greg (Joette), Rapid City, SD, Jeff (Rae), Lewiston, ID, Bob (Terri), Moorhead, MN, Tim (Ann), Wahpeton, ND; his eleven grandchildren; his 13 great-grandchildren; and his two sisters, Leona and Ruth. Dorval was and will always be cherished by his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Earl, Lawrence, and Walter, Jr., and three sisters, Connie, Mary, and Dorothy. - See more at: http://www.vertinmunson.com/obituary/Dorval-Schmidt/Breckenridge-MN/1222658#sthash.t6fPKpC2.dpuf