Obit: Rowley, Donald G. (1926 - 2006)

Contact: Audrey Roedl


----Sources: Loyal TRG 15 February 2006

Rowley, Donald G. (18 JAN 1926 - 7 FEB 2006)

Donald G. Rowley, 80, Loyal, died on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 10, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Loyal. The Rev. Woodrow Pace officiated. Burial followed in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. Pall bearers were Bob Augustin, Rich Neureuther, Gary Wittman, John Neureuther, Scott Wittman and Josh Poeppel.

Donald George Rowley was born on Jan. 18, 1926. in Park Falls, to George and Gladys (nee Herdrich) Rowley. As a young child, he moved with his family to a farm south of Loyal. He was raised and educated in the Loyal area, graduating from Loyal High School in 1943. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served four years. He returned to Loyal after being discharged and worked for Wuethrich’s Dairy and sold milking machines. He married Geraldine M. Haas on April 27, 1950, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Loyal. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and spent the next 16 years in service. Upon completing his service in the Air Force, he and his wife moved back to Loyal. He worked at various jobs, including the Loyal Cannery, Art Craft in Spencer, and was a bartender at Hills Brothers Bowl, Loyal. He resided in Loyal until the time of his death. He was a member of the Loyal American Legion Post #175, and the 40 and 8 group, the Loyal Snow Angels snowmobile club, and was past scoutmaster for many years with the Loyal Boy Scouts. He had many interests, but especially enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, bowling and snowmobiling.

Survivors include his wife, Gerry, Loyal; five children, Sandra (Bob) Augustin, Marshfield, Judy (Rich) Neureuther, New Berlin, James (Sharla) Rowley, Marshfield, Donna (Gary) Wittman, Marshfield, Pam Walker, Albuquerque, N.M.; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Daryl (Dee) Rowley, Loyal; and one sister, Ilene (Bud) Schlinsog, Kenosha.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, Assisted the family with arrangements.



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