Robert Kenneth Fowler
1926 - 2020
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Robert Kenneth Fowler, age 94, of Ottawa Lake, MI, was born August 7, 1926, to Marie (Zumbrunn) Fowler and Clayton George Fowler in Sylvania, Ohio.
He graduated from Burnham High School, attended the University of Toledo, and he proudly served his country during WWII in the US Navy on the USS Topeka in 1945. After the war he started a career in the automobile industry working for Caroll Motor Sales and then onto George Ballas Buick as General Manager, until his retirement in 2002. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he served many years as an usher. He was also a long-term volunteer at Flower Hospital and St Anne Mercy Hospital and a religious blood donor. He was an avid handyman, tinkerer, golfer, bridge player and a lover of cars. He also enjoyed travel, gardening, and birds.
He was preceded in death by both parents and brother Richard Fowler.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Marion Francis (Majchszak) Fowler; daughters, Martha (William) Ahleman, Ottawa Lake, MI, Anne (Thomas) Scott, Monroe, MI; sons, Peter (John Nowland) Fowler, Hot Springs, VA, Stephen (Denise) Fowler, Gaylord, MI; grandchildren, Jason (Ramona) Ahleman, Cleveland, TN, Megan (Kelli Burkinshaw) Ahleman, Portland, OR, Lucas Fowler, Gaylord, MI, Jessica Fowler, Hudson, MI, Kalynn (Kevin) Plastino, Alanson, MI, Mackenzie Fowler, Gaylord, MI, and Zachary Fowler, Gaylord MI; 5 great grandchildren and 13 nieces and nephews.
Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania, OH, Saturday October 31, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Private inurnment at Toledo Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania. Online condolences to reebfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Monroe News on Oct. 29, 2020.
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November 3, 2020
Marion, I am so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I volunteered with you and Bob at St. Anne’s Hospital with my Golden Retriever, Q. We certainly missed you two after Q died....even Q enjoyed being with your husband. My husband remembers you two at the Christmas parties and sends his condolences.
Janet Werkman Pindoley
Janet Werkman Pindoley
Friend
October 31, 2020
Bob retired before I started working at the dealership. Although I didn't get the chance to work with him side by side on a daily basis I did learn a great deal from him when he would visit or meet a previous customer for an appointment. The bond he created with customers was impressive. Everyone knew that when they came in to the dealership that Bob would take care of them. I knew right away that this was how I want my customers to feel so I paid close attention when he was around. I will miss him a lot but I'm thankful that I got to know him.
Jeff Robinson
Coworker
October 29, 2020
MARION AND FAMILY, SORRY TO READ OF BOBS PASSING. THINKING OF YOU AND SENDING OUR LOVE.
ED (EDDIE JOE) AND MARTY LEBOWSKY
LIVONIA, MI
ED LEBOWSKY
Friend
October 28, 2020
MARION AND FAMILY, WE ARE SO SORRY TO READ ABOUT BOBS PASSING. SO MANY MEMORIES OVER THE YEARS. FARWELL LAKE FOR MANY YEARS. BEA AND WALLY GET TOGETHERS. AND SEEING YOU AND BOB AT THE DESK AT ST. ANNS WHEN WE TOOK MOM (JEANETTE) FOR TESTS OR VISITS. YOU ALWAYS ASKED ABOUT FAMILY. WE LOVE YOU ALL.
ED (EDDIE JOE) AND MARTY LEBOWSKY
ED LEBOWSKY
Friend
October 28, 2020
What a wonderful man . Sorry Annne
David Scott
Family
October 27, 2020
To the Fowler family ~ our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sharon Schaffer
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