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Lowell Maurice Noring

Updated: Jun 9

Lowell Maurice Noring, 68, of Des Moines, formerly of Mingo, was called home to his heavenly father on the morning of June 7th, 2021.


Lowell passed away from cancer peacefully at his home in Des Moines, IA surrounded by his loving wife Mary and their two sons Josh & Nick. Lowell was born December 29th, 1952 in Mingo, IA to Glen and Ruth Noring. Lowell spent his childhood on his family farm in Mingo, IA. He was raised in the Mingo United Methodist Church. Lowell graduated in 1971 from Mingo High School (Mingo Mohawks), where he was a star basketball player.


After high school, Lowell enlisted into the United States Army and was chosen for the Old Guard (Color Guard). He was at the White House during President Nixon, President Johnson & President Carter presidential terms where he also walked the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Next, he was stationed in Greece as part of the military police. Then in 1978, he went to Fort Ord, California where he was a Platoon Sergeant and won the Polar Bear award which hadn’t been done in over 7 years.


After honorary discharge, Lowell married his beloved wife Mary Belle Eilander on August 7th, 1981. Their love and happiness for each other, made them the best of friends that built an amazing family and a beautiful life together. In 1982, they had their first-born son Joshua Henry Noring. In 1987, they had their better looking and more talented son, Nicholas Adam Noring (Nick got the honor of typing dad’s obituary!).


Lowell was a farmer and a supervisor majority of his life, who believed in the power of blue-collar work ethic, arriving 15 minutes early, and always being humble & kind. He loved spending time with his wife and family on the lake. He enjoyed going to every game his sons had growing up, coaching all the kids in youth sports, traveling for Nick’s college games and following Nick’s coaching career. He absolutely loved going to his grandkid’s games, coaching them, supporting them and giving advice while watching their goals being accomplished. He was a DIE-HARD Green Bay Packers Fan, GO PACK GO! Lowell was a big outdoors man, a coach, a leader, a mentor, an amazing grandpa, a loving father and an outstanding husband.


Lowell was proceeded in death by his father and mother, Glen and Ruth Noring.


He is survived by his lovely and devoted wife Mary Noring. His amazing two sons Josh & Nick Noring. His wonderful daughter-in-law, Alexis Noring (Josh)with three amazing grandchildren: Isabelle, Josh Jr. (JJ) and Ace Noring. His siblings Karen Miller (Chuck), Dean Noring (Roxanne), Miriam Carr (Monty) and Glenda Swegle (Dave).


A celebration of his life will be held Friday, June 11th, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Urbandale located at 3020 E 38th St, Des Moines, IA. Doors will open at 4:15 pm and service will start at 4:40 pm. Immediately following the service, we will have a fellowship located in the fellowship hall at the church. The meal will be provided by Josh & Bret’s BBQ.


In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation that goes towards his services can be made to Mary Noring and sent to: Merle Hay Funeral Home – 4400 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310.