Stephen John ROWLEY
O\'Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home - St. Paul
575 South Snelling Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116
Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather Age 78 of St. Paul died peacefully surrounded by his family on April 25, 2021. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Steve graduated from the University of St. Thomas and the University of Wisconsin Law School, followed by a 33-year career in the 3M legal department. He cherished the time with his family most, but also loved working on remodeling projects at his home and those of his children. Steve's love of music, especially played at a thunderous volume, sustained him. He loved to travel, meet new people and experience new cultures. Steve will be remembered for his love of life, his enthusiasm, optimism, his generous spirit, and his sense of humor which never left him even through his declining health. Preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Geraldine Rowley, his sister Judith Bowers, his father and mother-in-law Thomas and Carmela Bohen, and his brothers-in-law Gregory and Christopher Bohen. Survived by his loving wife Patricia (Trish), his sons Michael (Sarah) and David (Angela Fritz) of St. Paul, daughter Sarah Barrett (Jason) of Mendota Heights, and son Christopher (Christina Baelum) of Vejle, Denmark; his grandchildren Nathan and Carolyn Rowley, Joseph and Elizabeth Barrett, and Christian, Thomas and Benjamin Rowley Baelum. Survivors also include his brothers William Rowley (Marilyn) of Rio, WI and James Rowley of Waunakee, WI; brothers-in-law Michael Bohen of Greensboro, NC and James Bohen (Bonnie) of St. Paul, sister-in-law Marva Bohen of St. Paul, and numerous nieces and nephews. Private family services have been held. A celebration of his life is planned for a later date when covid restrictions will allow for safe gathering and travel. Memorials preferred to the Rowley Scholarship at St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave F12, St. Paul, MN 55105, or online at; or the Bohen Scholarship at the University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105, or online at

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Dear Tricia and Family, We were sad to hear of Steve's passing. We remember his great smile and twinkling eyes. He was a great man and will truly be missed. We hold you all in our thoughts and prayers.May Christ's Peace and Love enfold each of you.
Chuck/Betsy Hickok
April 30, 2021
Dear Trish and family, I'm very sorry to learn of Steve's passing. He was my first supervisor when I came to 3M OGC and helped show me the ropes in Legal and within 3M. He was a wonderful man and I greatly enjoyed working with him. Dick Kuyath
Dick Kuyath
April 28, 2021
Dear Trish and Family: my sincere condolences on Steve's passing. I have many memories of working for him at 3M and the care he took to mentor the lawyers on his team and provide them opportunities to learn and grow. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Best regards, Jim Zappa
Jim Zappa
April 27, 2021