Georgia Lowry – Monticello

Georgia Lowry, age 91, died Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 Thursday morning, April 12, 2018 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, where  friends may call from 4 until 7 Wednesday. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello.   Thoughts, Memories and condolences may be left at

Surviving are 3 grandsons, Shawn (Molly) Leytem, Anamosa, Shane (Rachel) Leytem, and Shannon (Tiffany) Leytem both of Hopkinton, her son-in-law, John Leytem, Hopkinton 10 great-grandchildren, her sister, Sala (Jerry) Knipfer, Grand Mound.   She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Jane Leytem, her sister, Elizabeth Roller and 3 brothers, Donald, Edward and Robert.

Georgia Rieniets was born September 17, 1926 in Richland Township, Jones County, Iowa.   She was the daughter of George and Effie Tuel, Rieniets.  Georgia received her education in the rural schools of Richland Township.  Georgia married Fred Caspers February 18, 1946 at S.S. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church rural Monticello.   Georgia worked at the Hollywood Inn and later at Diamond Mill in Coralville and Stiers Craft Store in Iowa City.  Georgia married Jess Lowry on August 1, 1980 in Las Vegas.   She worked for several years at J.T. Haderway in Monticello.

Georgia was an accomplished artist.   She taught painting classes at Kirkwood for a number of years.   She enjoyed drawing, sketching and photography as well.  Georgia enjoyed bowling, playing pool, horseshoes, watching nature and traveling.