Lowell Dierking, Caldwell: December 5, 1936 – April 13, 2013 (full obit)

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first_imgLowell DierkingLowell Dierking, 76, of Caldwell, Kansas died April 13, 2013 at his home after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.  Lowell was born December 5, 1936 in Caldwell, the son of Clarence H. and Lucille (Schiftlett) Dierking.Lowell was raised in Caldwell and graduated with the class of 1954 from Caldwell High School.  After high school Lowell attended Arkansas City Community College and then received his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Southwestern College in Winfield.  In 1961, Lowell graduated from the Kansas University School of Law with a juris doctorate. After working one year for the Kansas Supreme Court as a research attorney he returned home to Sumner County where he joined the firm of Schwinn and Schwinn in Wellington.  On February 14, 1963 Lowell opened Dierking Law Offices in his hometown of Caldwell where he would practice law for the next 50 years until his death.  In 1993, he was joined by his cousin Troy Dierking whom continues to practice law in Caldwell.Lowell was a member of the Sumner County Bar Association and a life member of the Kansas Bar Association and the Wichita Bar Association.  His passions in life included hunting, fishing, boats and old cars.  Visitors to Dierking Law Offices for years were often greeted by his bird dog “Brownie” whom would frequently accompany him to the office.  Lowell was very active his whole life and celebrated his 60th birthday by water skiing on Blackwell Lake.Lowell is survived by cousins Gary Dierking, Karla Effland, Troy Dierking, Dorothy Varnum, Dr. Bob Varnum, Joyce Green and numerous friends.He was preceded in death by his parents.Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Caldwell, Kansas.  Interment will be in the Caldwell City Cemetery.In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to local Caldwell organizations, namely the Caldwell Sportsmen Club or the Border Queen Cruisers Car Club in care of the Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main St. Caldwell, Kansas 67022.last_img

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