The Grand Encampment of Knights Templar

In Memoriam
To All Departed Sir Knights

Lowell Eugene Amundson Sr.
ME Grand High Priest of Oregon 1987,
MI Grand Master 1998
RE Grand Commander 1994
Aug. 22, 1921 - April 17, 2021

Lowell was born in Minneapolis, Minn., he was the oldest of three children born to George and Alice Amundson. Soon after the family moved to Hood River, Ore. At the age of 6 he lost his father in a logging accident. Leading them to move to Meadowglade, Wash., to be close to family. He attended Columbia Adventist Academy. After graduation he attended Walla Walla University until WWII broke out and enlisted in the Navy. He was a proud WWII Veteran. While on leave he married his sweetheart Katherine Jensen May 10, 1942. After serving in the Navy he came home to his wife and two children. He then became a Portland Police Officer and proudly served for 25 years. He was a grandfather to nine grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Lowell and Kathie enjoyed traveling with friends and attending meetings as an active member of the Masons, the Shriners, and Sons of Norway. He also grew a large garden for family canning, and raised cattle and chickens. He enjoyed hunting with his son and grandsons, and fishing with his daughter. He was happily married for 78 years and was preceded in death by his wife; and brothers, Leroy and Donald Amundson.
Service to be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens 360-892-6060

SK Thomas Kenneth Rosenow
Grand Commander of Wisconsin 1979-1980
North Central Department Commander GEKT, 1982-1985
Died April 16th, 2021

SK Tom was born January 7th, 1928 in Neenah, Wisconsin. Graduated from Neenah High School in 1946. Was married to Beverly Westfahl on December 30th, 1950. They had two children, Garry and Peggy and were blessed with two grandsons.
He served in the US Army during the Korean War in the years 1950-1952. He also was a Semi Professional Basketball player for 17 years. Former member of his Church Council and the Winnebago County Auxiliary Police.
He was a Lithographic photo engraver for 33 years.
He was raised to the Subline degree of Master Mason on March 21st, 1962 in Elisha Kent Lodge No. 61 Neenah WI. He served as Worshipful Master in 1969. He served two terms as the Grand Lodge Area Administrator. Exalted a Royal Arch Mason in Neenah Chapter No. 88 in March of 1963 and served as High Priest in 1975. Current member of Tyrian Chapter #15 Oshkosh. Greeted a Select Master in Oshkosh Council No. 8 on April 20th, 1963 serving as Thrice Illustrious Master in 1976 and a current member. Knighted in Twin Cities Commandery No. 39 on November 5th, 1963. Served as Commander 1971-1972 and 1978-1979. Current member of Oshkosh Commandery No. 11. Elected Grand Sentinel of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Wisconsin in La Crosse, WI on June 17th, 1972, advancing to the office of Grand Commander in Brookfield, WI on June 16th, 1979. SK Tom also served as the North Central Department Commander during Grand Master Ned Dull term of 1982-1985. He also received the Degrees of the Ancient Scottish Rite, Valley of Madison in the Floyd W. McBurney Class of 1972. He was a 33rd Degree of AASR. Served as Most Wise Master, Valley of Madison Chapter Rose Croix. Constituted a Noble in Tripoli Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. in Milwaukee in 1972. Member of SRICF ( Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis). Member of The Red Cross of Constantine and a Past Intendent General of Wisconsin. A charter member of Christ's Own Tabernacle Madison, H.R.A.K.T.P. Member of the following: Royal Order of Scotland; M.O.V.P.E.R.; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Philalethes Society; Knights of the York Cross of Honour and Order of the Eastern Star.

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