JEFFERY D. ROWE, 56 FREEPORT - Jeffery D. Rowe, 56, of Freeport died Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at his home. Born October 1, 1957, in Rice Lake, WI; he was the son of Robert and Diane (Plunz) Rowe. Jeff was a 1976 graduate of Rice Lake High School, 1980 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Platteville, earning his Bachelors in Engineering, and 1994 graduate of the University of Illinois where he got his Master's degree in Engineering. On May 16, 1998, he and Patricia Derr were united in marriage in Forreston. He worked for Honeywell for over 28 years and was a Global Engineer Manager. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Freeport. Jeff enjoyed golfing, driving his 1968 cougar at the race track with his buddy Bill, riding his motorcycle and bowling. He also enjoyed going to the Chicago White Sox games with his wife, Patti, and rooting for the Green Bay Packers. Surviving are his wife of Freeport; daughters, Lindsay (Mitch) Vlaminck of East Peoria, Heather (Joe) Maddalozzo of South Elgin; son, Bret Rowe of Loves Park; granddaughter, Kate; his parents, Bob and Diane; sisters, Linda (Mike) Olinger, Laurie (Jim) Peterson; brothers, Barry, Dan (Mary) and David Rowe. Preceding him in death were his grandparents. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, with Reverend Mark Luepke of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial fund has been established in his name for the University of Wisconsin Platteville engineering department. Jeff's family invites friends to leave a condolence or light a candle in his honor at www.walkermortuary.com.
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Published in The Journal-Standard from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2013