In loving memory of

Richard Thomas Lown
December 21, 1962 - September 25, 2020

North English- Richard "Rick" Lown of Iowa City and formerly of North English, died Friday, September 25, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City at the age of 57.

Rick was born on December 21, 1962, in Iowa City, the son of Stanley and Bevaline (Stewart) Lown. He graduated from English Valley High School and attended the University of Northern Iowa. Rick has spent the last few years helping his brother's and mother on the family farm. He enjoyed hunting, spending time with family and friends along with watching the Iowa Hawkeye's and the Chicago Cubs.

He is survived by his mom, Bev of South English; two brothers, Randy Lown of Plainfield, IL and Ron (Kendra) Lown of Walford; nieces and nephews, Brian (Natasha) Lown, Jaime (Jerome) Young, Ryann (Alex) Lehnertz, Ashley (Mike) Cauliflower, Bradley (Courtney) Lown, Breanne Lown and special friend Adolfo and 9 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother Roger Lown.

Private family services will be held. Powell Funeral Home in North English is caring for Rick and his family. Messages and tributes may be left at


Emma Wallace wrote on Oct 5, 2020:

"I know I never meet you and you?ve never meet me but I meet Rick several years ago and he quickly became my favorite customer and friend. He not only had the kindest eyes and big smile but when he walked through the door he lit up the room and I was always excited and happy to see him. We later found out in casual conversation that he graduated with my uncle (Dan Sauter) and he had many great memories with my family and recanted many great stories of my Grandmother (Ruthada) small world right! When I heard of his passing I was deeply saddened as he was truly an amazing man and kind soul . I hope in these difficult times it helps you to hear that he touched the hearts and souls of the people who got the chance to meet him, he brought a light not just to my world but the world of many many others. -Emma "

Dave and Carolyn Humphrey wrote on Oct 2, 2020:

"Bev, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you rejoice in the many memories of your son?s life. Dave and Carolyn Humphrey?"

Wendy Luxenburg wrote on Sep 29, 2020:

"Bev & Family, I am so heartbroken to learn of Rick's passing. My thoughts are with all of you during this time."

John O’Brien wrote on Sep 28, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. He was a good person and will be missed..."

Ray Morrison wrote on Sep 28, 2020:

"Bev, I'm so sorry for the loss of Rick. I hope he is now in heaven trading stories with Stanley and is getting to know Grandpa Tommy."

Darcy Koehn wrote on Sep 28, 2020:

"Bev and family, I was shocked and saddened to learn of Rick?s death. How tragic Bev to lose a son at 57. My deepest condolences to you, Randy and Ron. "

Matt Gavin wrote on Sep 27, 2020:

"Bev & Family . I?m so sorry to hear about Ricks passing . He was such a happy outgoing guy . He was a customer of mine for well over Ten years . Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and prayers Matt ( Spike ) Gavin Iowa City , Iowa "

Dan Bauer wrote on Sep 27, 2020:

"So sorry for Bev?s grief now, especially, who did so much to bring Rick happiness. Like all great parents, she gave it selflessly. We are so sorry for this shocking tragedy."

Tracy Mason swalbach wrote on Sep 27, 2020:

"I?m so sorry for his family?s loss. Many thoughts and prayers RIP ??"

Curt Schroeder wrote on Sep 27, 2020:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I always remember Rick for being such a happy young man. May his memories ease your pain."