Lowell L. “Curly” Kane was born June 22, 1931 at Mitchell to Leonard and Elva (Dyer) Kane. He graduated from Letcher High School in 1949. Lowell married Elaine Anderson on August 17, 1949 in Artesian. They began their lives in Letcher and Mitchell and moved to Rockford IL in 1955. They raised their five children in Rockford. Lowell worked as a heavy equipment operator engineer for local 150. He also taught an apprenticeship program for Local 150 for eight years. He enjoyed life tremendously, dancing with his wife, fishing, hunting, golfing, gardening and NASCAR racing with his sons, daughters, family and friends.
He is survived by his four children, daughters: Saundra Reed, New York City NY and Susan Kane, LaBelle FL; sons: Tom (Penny) Kane, Byron IL and Tim (Rachel) Kane, Machesney Park IL; son-in-law, Brian Fleming, Machesney Park IL; sixteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Mike (Donna) Kane; two sisters: Connie (Dick) Lidman and Karen (Garry) Krantz; and four sisters-in-law: Thelma Tastad, Corrine (Lavern) Larson, Eldeen Stekel and Kathleen Anderson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine, infant daughter, Peggy, daughter, Pamela (Kane) Fleming, parents, Leonard and Elva Kane and brothers-in-law: Archie Anderson, Duane Stekel and Ervin Tastad.