Lowell L. "Curly" Kane


June 22, 1931 - December 31, 2014



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.



Thursday, January 8, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, January 9, 2015
11:00 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 West Cedar Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Melody Fleming on January 9, 2015
Scott and I are sad to hear that Mr. Kane died. We pray that the family will be wrapped in God's love and strength and will remember all the family times with their dad. He went to Heaven to be with his wife and daughters. We know he will be greatly missed by all. Sincerely, Scott and Melody Fleming, Machesney Park, IL
Posted by Rex and Kathy Rudd on January 8, 2015
We would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Lowell Kane.
Posted by Terri Kane on January 7, 2015
You were one of my favorite Kanes. Never knew a time you weren't tickled to see us and you always made us feel welcome and loved. So go to'"Ma "and rest in peace until we meet again. Love you and Godspeed
Posted by Lukas Kane on January 7, 2015
Rest in Peace Lowell, You will be greatly missed. How you lived your life and treated your friends and family will stay with me forever. You were a great inspiration to me and my family and loved you very much. You were a true Hero in my eyes. Till we meet again, Love you very much! This is not a good bye, its a see you later
Posted by Lon Garrison on January 5, 2015
Sorry to hear of Curly's passing. We worked together for many years. He was a good friend.
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