Lowell James Pflum, 83, of Cambridge City, joined his loved ones in Heaven on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, surrounded by his family.
He was born March 18, 1939 in the family home in Brownsville, Indiana, one of eleven children of Paul Anthony Pflum, Sr. and Anna E. McQuinley Pflum. As a child, he attended St. Gabriel School, and he was a 1957 graduate of Alquina High School.
In September of 1961, he married Phyllis Jean Ash in St. Gabriel Church, and then they moved to the Alquina area. Later they moved to Wayne County where they raised their five children and farmed for many years.
Lowell was a lifelong farmer. At the age of ten, he was introduced to farming and immediately fell in love. Farming was his greatest passion, and he continued to farm until his health prevented him from doing so. He enjoyed taking rides, especially when that ride ended up in a field. He not only farmed his own land, but he often helped his farmer friends. There were times he farmed over twelve hundred acres in a season.
When he wasn’t farming, Lowell also loved being in nature and around wildlife. He enjoyed taking his pug, Winston, on rides. A McDonald’s regular, he made frequent stops.
Lowell was a member of St. Gabriel Church and a lifetime member of K of C where he was a member for over fifty years.
On July 30, 1986, he married Jacqueline Kay Ervin.
Survivors include five children, Beth Gabbard of Dublin, Indiana, Chris Pflum of Connersville, Jeff (Nichol) Pflum of Connersville, Cindy (Jerry) Seiler of Carmel, Indiana, and Greg Pflum of Centerville; his companion, Nancy Roberts of Connersville; nine grandchildren, Chelsea (Derek) Lingg, Evan Pflum, and Laiken Pflum, all of Connersville, Trevor Gabbard of Dublin, Mason, Dana, London, and Denver Seiler of Carmel, Indiana, and Logan Crawley of Milan, Indiana; two great grandchildren, Jayden and Riley Crawley; three brothers, Dick (Joanne) Pflum of Fayette County, David (Judy) Pflum of Connersville, and Phillip (Diane) Pflum of Milton; three sisters, Diane (Jim) Jones of Cincinnati, Ohio, Marilyn Miles and Carolyn (Dennis) Nutty, both of Liberty; three step-children; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth and Lona Pflum, both of Connersville.
Besides Phyllis and Kay, he was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Delores “Dody” Bates and Fran Caudle; two brothers, Paul Pflum, Jr. and Robert “Bob” Pflum; and three brothers-in-law, Walt Caudle, Bob Bates, and Malcolm Miles.
Friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Dustin Boehm at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Lowell to St. Gabriel Church.
Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.