Robert Rowland

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WACOUSTA, Mich. - Mr. Robert (Bob) Rowland passed away March 12, 2015 at the age of 92. Memorial services will be held at Peters & Murray Funeral Home in Grand Ledge, MI on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 12:00 P.M., with visitations from 10:00 a.m. until service time. He will be laid to rest at the Wacousta Cemetery next to his parents, Earl and Mable Rowland. Mr. Rowland was born August 14, 1922 in Wacousta, MI and lived there until 1985 when he moved to Augusta, GA. While in Michigan he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then went to Michigan State University and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation he started working for Tranter Manufacturing and moved to Georgia with the company and retired in 1991 after 38 years. In 1946 he married Mary Martha Morris of Grand Ledge and had three children whom now survive him: Katherine (Jack) Weber, Bruce (Jan) Rowland and Evan (Su) Rowland. Survived also by his wife, Doris; sister, Betty (Richard) Rosier; grandchildren: Nicole (Xander) Waites, Tiffany (Erik) Adams, Chad (Kayti) Rowland and Brent Rowland. Additional family members include stepchildren, Charles Hardman and Laurie (CL) Rose, as well as step-granddaughters, Ashley and Meg Hiestand. During his years in Wacousta he was a member of the Wacousta Methodist Church, Wacousta Masonic Lodge (lifetime member of 70 years) and served many years in the Boys Scouts. After moving to Augusta, Georgia he married Doris and has been married to her for 29 years. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Kiwanis, American Legion, Scottish Rite Mason and he was active in Scouting and a Silver Beaver recipient. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be given to Grand Ledge Boy Scouts or in memory of Robert Rowland. Online condolences may be shared at

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301 E Jefferson St
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
(517) 627-2147
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Mar. 22, 2015
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