FAIRBURY – A Jefferson County man who served his country in the U.S. Army was honored this week by the Jefferson County Commissioners as part of an ongoing recognition effort.
Lowell Vawser entered the United States Army in the fall of 1954 while living at Bloomfield, Nebraska. At the end of his eight weeks of Basic Training at Ft. Bliss, Texas he married his wife, LaRae. He completed his eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Ord, California and applied for and was accepted in Company Clerk School. His company was in need of a company clerk, so he spent the remainder of his military time in California. He was honorably discharged in the fall of 1956.
He then moved with his family back to Bloomfield, Nebraska where they farmed for three years. In 1959 he entered the motel business in Norfolk, Nebraska for five years. In about l963 Lowell moved his family to Fairbury, Nebraska and managed the Mary-etta Hotel for nine years before managing the Stable Restaurant (now called Rowdy’s) until his retirement in 1965.
Lowell has been a member of local American Legions for over 36 years and is past Commander of the local Fairbury American Legion.
Jefferson County officials continue to honor veterans of the armed services on the first Tuesday of every month.