Erwin (Ed) Lowell of Stillwater passed away on July 18, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn., surrounded by loved ones. Ed will be remembered by family, friends and co-workers for his quick wit and sense of humor, for mentoring and respecting others and for always putting his family first. A day never passed that Ed did not find humor in life. He treasured playing with his granddaughter, walking on the beach, helping his children, working in the garden, listening to music, fishing with his buddies and the occasional round of golf. The family asks that any memorial gifts be designated to melanoma cancer research at Mayo Clinic and be mailed directly to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First St. Southwest, Rochester, MN, 55905.