Paul H Rowe, 83, passed away at 6:35pm on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Catherine Kasper Life Center in Donaldson due to complications from dementia related to Alzheimer’s.
Paul was born at home in Bremen, IN on April 30, 1937 to Harry and Erma (Cole) Rowe. He was the eighth of nine children and spent his youth in Bremen before moving to Lakeville in his senior year and graduated from Lakeville High School with the class of 1955. He worked with his brother-in-law in construction and helped build the house he would bring his bride to and raise his family in. On June 10, 1956 he married his sweetheart Shirley M Miloserny and treasured 64 years of marriage with her. They welcomed two children Lisa in 1960 and Scott in 1964. Paul began working for NIPSCO in 1965. He retired from the company in 1996 after serving in several different positions. He and his family attended Lakeville United Methodist Church. Paul served as a volunteer fire fighter for the Lakeville department for over 20 years and was one of the first EMT’s on the Lakeville Ambulance Service. Paul loved the outdoors. He was an avid golfer. He loved camping, hunting and fishing although he rarely got a pole in the water and spent most of his time with his head in his tackle box. He and Shirley loved to travel and shared many wonderful adventures over the years.
Paul is survived by his adoring wife, Shirley, his daughter Lisa (Horning)of Plymouth, son Scott of Plymouth, his grandson Fr. Jay Paul Horning of Fort Wayne, sisters; Mary (Read), Wanda (Colavilti) and brother Owen Rowe.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Junior Rowe, Harold Rowe, Virginia (Hepler), Helen (Parker), Betty (Stump) and son-in-law John H Horning Jr.
Friends are welcome from 11am-1pm on Thursday April 22,2021 at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N Michigan St. Plymouth. A short funeral service will follow at 1pm with Fr. Jay P. Horning officiating. Burial of his remains will follow at Bremen Cemetery, Bremen IN at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to the local Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, 46240.
PLEASE NOTE: For your protection, the entire funeral home staff will wear masks. It is highly recommended that family members and their guests do so as well.
Diane Kuskye says
To Shirley and family, I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I’ve had the privilage of knowing Paul for years. Working at NIPSCO and being on the Golf League for years. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Paul, you will be missed.
Jud Roich says
My sincere condolences. Shirley, if I can help in any way please call 501-837-1006. Jud Rouch
Janice Kinney says
Don and I are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing him at the golf course. Always smiling and with a great sense of humor. Whenever we saw him and Owen walking up the driveway, we knew we were in for some fun times! His was a full and blessed life. May your memories of good times help you through the days and months ahead.
Jim and Tina Hopple says
Jim and I send thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this very difficult time Paul was such a nice guy and he will be missed by many
Shirley Rowe says
Thank you Jim and Tina , You were one of his favorite NIPSCO people Jim
Gary Rowe says
Paul was the Best uncle I ever had the pleasure to grow up with. He provided me with the opportunity to do small chores that he paid for me to do and later in life to play golf with!
Shall forever miss his smile and sense of humor!
JoAnn Mow says
Shirley, I’m so sorry Paul has lost his battle. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was a great man and I know he will be missed greatly! So nice that Jay can officiate. I’d still love to hear from you some time.
John wade says
Scooter and family . I am so sorry for your loss ! I always enjoyed talking to your dad . He will be missed .
Jack & Sharon Hepler says
Shirley & Family
We’re so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Even though he was my uncle I always thought of him more as a cousin since we were close in age. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God Bless you all. Love Jack & Sharon
Shirley Rowe says
Thanks for your thoughts an prayers. I am so happy that you let us park in the lot by your house Saw your Dad today Sharon I can’t believe he is still driving at almost 100! Your a lucky girl.
Crystal Cuautla says
So sorry to hear of the passing of our uncle Paul. He always had a smile on his face and loved to joke around. It was nice of him to stop by and make sure my mom was doing ok after my dad passed. He will be missed, lots of thoughts and prayers going to Aunt Shirley, Lisa and Scott.
Rebecca Bierly says
I miss you, I will help take care of your wife n kin,promise! If I ever eat another hot pepper or a hot stick I will always remember to say it’s not hot even if it is!
Pam Cable says
Shirley, so sorry to hear about Paul. I enjoyed visiting him when he was in Catherine Kasper. I also enjoyed working with him.
Shirley Rowe says
Thank you Pam I was amazed at how many people came today Lots of relation. Friends I haven’t seen in years and people that knew him from South Bend and Plymouth I always enjoyed seeing you at CKH Shirley