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Lyndon Drewlow

April 8, 1943 — March 8, 2016

Dr. Lyndon Wayne Drewlow, 72, Lompoc, CA, formerly of Breckenridge, MN, died unexpectantly on March 8, 2016, in California. There was a funeral at Bethany Lutheran Church in Lompoc, CA, on March 17. Please join the family in honoring Lyndon's life at Grace Lutheran Church in Breckenridge on Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 PM. Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge is assisting the family.
Lyndon was born on April 8, 1943, in Breckenridge, MN to Reinhart and Florence (Zarling) Drewlow. He grew up on the family farm and attended a one-room country school in Nordick Township. He graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1961, where he was a dedicated FFA and 4-H member. Following high school, Lyndon attended North Dakota State University and received a bachelor's degree in horticulture. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus, and obtained his Doctorate in Floriculture. Lyndon went on to work for various plant companies in California and Ohio, developing many flowers including, New Guinea Impatience, Poinsettias, and Kalanchoes (a beautiful house plant also known as the Devil's Backbone). Lyndon held many patents for his work, but he is best known for developing the Polar Bear Poinsettia. Because of this, many of his colleagues referred to him as Dr. Point.
Through his work, Lyndon became an avid traveler. He enjoyed meeting people and learning about other cultures. After his retirement, he spent many hours volunteering at his church, Bethany Lutheran, and visiting with friends and family. It goes without saying that he loved to tend to the vast array of beautiful flowers in his garden. He was always proud to wear the Bison green and gold and remained a loyal fan over the years. Lyndon kept in touch with his roots with his yearly visits to the family farm. While 'home' he loved to visit old friends, reminisce with family, and relax with a good book. He always looked forward to the State Fair in California and Minnesota, but was especially fond of the Minnesota State Fair.
Lyndon is survived by his sisters, Marlys (Don) Balfour of Harwood, ND and Beth (Dennis) Beyer of Breckenridge, MN; his brother, Milan (Laurie) Drewlow of Breckenridge, MN; his three nieces and three nephews; and ten great –nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Reinhart and Florence.





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