Lowell David Bond left this world on Monday, October 25, 2021, and entered the presence of his Lord, Jesus Christ.
Friends may call from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, November 1, 2021, at CrossRoad Baptist Church, 50711 Hwy 30, Ames, Iowa. Burial will be held in the Ames Municipal Cemetery.
He was born on December 17, 1934, in Buffalo Center, Iowa. Lowell was the third of five sons of Clarence and Hazel Zenor Bond. From an early age, Lowell enjoyed learning, new adventures, model trains, painting, and a healthy dose of competition with his brothers. His parents gave him an example of a good work ethic and a love for God. Lowell trusted in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior as a teen. He graduated from Buffalo Center High School in 1952.
A man of many interests, Lowell was thinking of a degree in architecture and later decided to pursue medicine and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science from Iowa State College. Along the way, he providentially met his sweetheart, a beautiful, young nursing student, Audrey Ann Tweeten at Medicine Lake. They were married in Forest City, Iowa on January 19, 1957. Lowell earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Iowa in 1961. He appreciated that Audrey worked hard to earn her PHT “Putting Hubby Through” degree as well.
Lowell served his country with the United States Army and took a medical internship at Ireland Army Hospital in Fort Knox, Kentucky. During his three years with the military he, Audrey, and their growing family had several moves including a year and a half at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. While he was working there as a flight surgeon, he and Audrey participated and volunteered in a new church in Haleiwa, HI.
Deciding to locate back in his home state, Lowell was privileged to join Family Practice Medical Clinic in Ames with Doctors Fellows, Rosebrook, and Gartin in August 1964. Answering a call to help at Evangel Hospital in Jos, Nigeria, Lowell took a self-funded leave of absence from September 1972 to June 1973. Lowell and Audrey packed up their 3 children, Allan, Linda, and Daniel, and headed off to Africa to replace a Sudan Interior Missionary doctor who died during an outbreak of a previously unknown virus (Lassa Fever).
Lowell was a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Christian Medical and Dental Society. He enjoyed participating and volunteering as a board member for a pregnancy crisis center and an advisory board member of Associated Baptists for World Evangelism in addition to teaching Sunday School and serving as a deacon at Crossroads Baptist.
After retiring from medical practice in 1998, Lowell kept busy continuing his volunteer work and being chairman of the Crossroad Baptist building project. He also continued to pursue his hobbies of golf, travel, reading, building model railroads, ships, and planes, and watching ISU sports. When Lowell became a grandparent and later a great-grandpa, he was very proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and desired God's best for each of them. One way he showed his love and concern for them was to pray daily for each child.
Lowell is survived by his wife of 64 years, Audrey of Ames; his children, Allan (Janet) of St. Augustine, FL, Linda (Ronald) Landers of San Angelo, TX, and Daniel of Ames; grandchildren, Allana (Jesse) Albright, Andrea (Joel) Juarez, Olivia (Joe) Obermeyer; great-grandchildren, Khia, Tribe, Eden, and Enoch Obermeyer; brothers, Norman (Heni), and Stanley (Lynn); sisters-in-law, Donna Bond, Luetta Tweeten, Carol Tweeten, and Florene Trentman; brother-in-law, Dr. Donald (Kathy) Johnson; as well as a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Paul and Hugh; brothers-in-law, Roger Tweeten, Wallace Tweeten and John Trentman; sister-in-law, Karen Johnson; and a nephew, Jerry Tweeten.