Jason Lowe, age 47 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2023. Jason Michael Lowe was born on November 2, 1975, to Claude “Sonny” and Roxanne (Hoffard) Lowe at Loring Hospital in Sac City. He grew up in Sac City and graduated from Sac City High School with the class of 1995. After graduating he worked for Hosteng Concrete and Gravel before working for the City of Sac City.
On June 25, 1999, Jason married the love of his life, Jill Austin, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sac City. They were classmates and longtime friends before they began dating and quickly became best friends after. On January 17, 2003, he and Jill were blessed with their first daughter, Jaedyn. On July 18, 2004, they were blessed with a second daughter, Jordyn. Their lives were forever changed. His girls meant the world to him and from day one he was ready to do whatever it took to care for all three of them.
From early on, Jason was full of it. It was like he barely had to put any effort in to making others laugh--or scream out of pure fear of being scared by him jumping out of nowhere for that matter. He LOVED making others laugh…even if it meant a good scare had to come BEFORE the laugh. Anyone who knows him has a story of ‘that one time’ they could tell you about him….a time they will never forget. For his girls, something neither of them will ever forget is the time they were all cruising around and their dad decides to spontaneously stop in the middle of Main Street, crank up his music, get out of the car and dance like a crazy person. All while his girls watched laughing, somewhat due to being embarrassed because he was holding up so much traffic, but mostly because yet again, their dad was doing what he did best…making people laugh. It brought Jason the greatest joy to put smiles on people’s faces, plain and simple. He could turn anyone’s bad day into a good day.
While his girls were at the top of his list, racing came in at a close second. Jason loved all things cars. Old cars, junk cars, new cars, and race cars. He was a collector of many things and especially loved ’57 chevys. You could often find him out at the junkyard helping his Grandpa Don and Uncle Benji. Throughout his life he owned several ‘cool cars’ as his girls would call them, one being a 1970 Nova. The four of them always looked forward to Scoop the Loop every summer because it meant getting out all of his ‘cool cars’ and cruising around in them together. Jason raced on both Figure 8 and oval tracks for many years. His biggest fans in the stands were his family, they supported him every step of the way. He didn’t just race because he loved it; he also raced because his girls loved being a part of all of the excitement. One time he secretly got his car ready and raced after he told them he wasn’t going to which was one of the best surprises he could have given them. Having race cars meant many hours of working on them. He built the shop behind their home so he could finally work on them in his own backyard, with the girls at his side. Jason also liked to think golf carts were meant to be raced. He’d do what needed done to them to make them go faster and off he and the girls would go. The girls might have taken a few tumbles into the ditch due to the way he drove but nobody ever got seriously hurt and they were always ready to hop back on for another ride.
Jason was a handy man who could always figure out how to get things done. He had a heart of gold and loved helping others whenever he could. He enjoyed fishing with his dad or his girls. They could sit for hours and just talk and laugh. Whether or not they actually caught anything didn’t matter. His girls will tell you he gave the best advice. He was a great listener who never left them wondering if they were loved or not, and always told them goodnight.
Becoming a grandpa was certainly an amazing thing to see as Jason was so smitten with his grandsons. He was at their beck-and-call always making sure they had their favorite snacks. Thorsyn loved seeing his grandpa’s face and hearing his voice through facetime almost daily. Naptime was always something Jason volunteered to help with as it meant getting to snuggle with Thorsyn. He spent a lot of time on the floor with the boys, especially Adrian, playing with cars, trucks, and tractors and even brought his special ‘collection’ out for them to play with on occasion. He just absolutely adored being a grandpa.
There are no words to describe the loss his girls and rest of his family are feeling. Jason’s earthly presence is missed so very much. He just brought so much light by being so funny and caring to what can often be such a dark world. He is now at peace and free of any pain, enjoying countless laps, checkered flags, and lots of ice cold Dr. Pepper. He will be missed dearly by all of his family and friends.
Jason is survived by his wife, Jill Lowe of Sac City, IA; daughters Jaedyn Lowe (Tony Eddy) of Rockwell City, IA, and Jordyn Lowe of Sac City, IA; grandsons Thorsyn Edward Eddy and Adrian Lee Eddy; parents Roxanne Lowe and Sonny Lowe both of Sac City, IA; siblings Misty Brewster and Shawn Lowe both of Sac City, IA; grandfather Don Hoffard of Sac City, IA; aunts and uncles Renae Hosteng, Darrell (Darcy) Hoffard, Benji (Dorthy) Hoffard, and Jewel Hoffard all of Sac City, IA; parents-in-law Darlo and Janet Austin of Sac City, IA; grandmother-in-law Marlene Lents of Sac City, IA; brother-in-law Joel Austin of Portland, OR; nieces, many cousins, other extended family members, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Verlee Hoffard; paternal grandparents Harold and Darlene Lowe; uncle Danny Hoffard; grandfather-in-law Olliver Lents.