Loewen brothers retire as bus drivers

After four decades of dedicated service, brothers Ken and Dennis Loewen are retiring from Hartley’s School Buses.


Posted on 6/1/14

By Dee Entzi

Ken and Dennis, along with older brother, Arnold, who passed away in 2007, started driving the local school buses in the 1970’s. Arnold and Ken Loewen originally started driving for Quam Bus Line. When Dennis Loewen joined them in 1976, the company had changed owners and has since been called Hartley’s School Buses. Oldest brother, Arnold, especially enjoyed driving the athletic teams to their events. After his passing, his brothers took over the role in his place. Not only did they serve locally by driving kids to and from school and to events, they also traveled across the United States and parts of Canada to pick up new buses and deliver them to different states for the company.

“Good drivers, always showed up to work, always good to be around,” commented Dan Lill, co-worker of the Loewen brothers for over 30 years.

Another co-worker, Charlie Klein, added, “I have driven bus many years with them and always remember them being dedicated, reliable, and loving their job. They will be missed because drivers are hard to come by.”

The community would like to thank the Loewen brothers and their wives, who have also driven from time to time, for all of their time and dedication over the years. Due to age and health reasons, the Loewen brothers felt it was time to retire from the job. Their positions have not yet been filled.