Longtime Goodland, KS resident Lowell Floyd Guyer, 87, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the Goodland Regional Medical Center in Goodland.
Lowell, commonly referred to by many as ‘Alley Cat’, was born on December 28, 1934 in Osborne, Kansas to Floyd Dewitt and Ellen Grace (Lukens) Guyer. He was the oldest of two children. He graduated from Osborne High School in 1952, and then went on to completed one year at Fort Hays State University.
On May 7, 1961, Lowell married Carol Jean McClean in Arnold, KS. To this union, three children were born; Barry, Susan and Wendy. In 1984, the family moved from Osborne to Goodland, where Lowell liked the flat, open countryside.
He was a member of the Goodland United Methodist Church, the Goodland Elks Club and the Goodland Lions Club. Born and raised as a farmer, Lowell, dedicated his life to the land. For all his life, he farmed near his birthplace of Osborne and other locations in Goodland and Eastern Colorado. The Guyer name has 2 century farms, one in Osborne Co and Sherman Co, KS. He and his family spent their summers following the wheat harvest from Texas to North Dakota making friends along the way. Lowell had an uncanny way to fix virtually any piece of equipment he put his hands on. He also was ahead of the times and like to experiment and create new things. He made from scratch, one of the first satellite dishes as well as one the of the first 40-foot wheat headers. He loved old cars and had three 1920’s Model T cars that he restored himself. The grandkids called him ‘Boppy’ and friends called him ‘Alley Cat’, his CB handle from the late 70’s when CB radios were the new form of communication and he was able to talk to people all over the world. He loved to joke with people and tell stories of the past. He was not one to sit around and would always tell the guys to “get to work”. In his last days he continued to help out with any farming and harvesting that needed to be done.
Preceding him in death were his parents, and his brother Howard Guyer.
He is survived by his wife Carol Guyer of Goodland, KS, his children Barry (Joni) Guyer of Goodland, KS, Susan (Kevin) Weishaar of Spring, TX and Wendy (Gene) Noce of Ankeny, IA. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; Bailee Topliff of Goodland, KS, Bryan (Trista) Guyer of Goodland, KS, Kirsten Weishaar of Austin, TX, Paige Weishaar of Dallas, TX, Jordan (Jake) Snook of Ankeny, IA and Aaron and McKenzie Noce of Ankeny, IA; five great grandchildren; Jaxton and Jagger Topliff of Goodland, KS, John and Brenner Guyer of Goodland, KS and Bryleigh Snook of Ankeny, IA.