Gary E. Gowan

Gowan, Gary E.

Gary E. Gowan, 74, DePere, passed away peacefully Friday, October 05, 2012 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born July 22, 1938, to the late Orlie and Ruth (Hornstein) Gowan.

For all of Gary's life he enjoyed fishing, especially with his nephew Larry and at the cottage on Grindle Lake. Another passion of Gary's was his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and puppies Patches and Murphy. He had a love for the outdoors and we are sure he is looking for that big fish in the sky. Git R Done Gary!

Earlier in life, Gary travelled the country as a truck driver.

He will be sadly missed by his special friend, Jane Nohr, her children, Steve (Barb)Nohr, William (Darlene)Nohr, Kathy Byrne (Jerry Fels), Karen (Butch)Schwartz. Gary's daughters, Deborah Gowan Sheets (Decatur, IL) and Veronica Gowan (LA); sisters, Patricia Walton (Appleton) and Martha Schultz (Decatur IL), 18 Grandchildren, and 23 Great Grandchildren, nephew, Larry Schultz Jr; nieces, Shannon Schultz-Miller and Heather Schultz (all of Decatur, IL), Michelle Bachaus (Neenah), Stacey Eierman (Oshkosh), and Jennifer Panning (Hamburg, MN); and their extended families.

Family and friends may call Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay, from 3:00 pm until 5:00pm, memorial service will be celebrated at 5:00pm.To leave a special message for Gary's family please visit,

Gary's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Unit at Aurora Hospital and Aurora VNA Hospice.


Funeral Home

Newcomer Funeral Home
340 S Monroe Ave Green Bay, WI 54301

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Oct. 7, 2012