George N. Dowty

Feb. 22, 1940 - Sept. 28, 2007

George N. Dowty, lifelong resident of Wales, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at RiverHills West in Pewaukee at age 67. He was born Feb. 22, 1940, the son of Thomas and Viola (nee Kobs) Dowty.

He attended Waukesha High School and Mukwonago High School. On Aug. 19, 1961, he married Lois Turner. They knew each other since they met in the first grade at Wales Grade School. He worked for Mathison Metalfab, Inc. as a welder from 1962 until his retirement in 1999. George was a former member of the 1st Baptist Church in Waukesha. He was an avid gardener who also loved to fish and go deer hunting.

George will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Lois, of Wales; his sons, David (May) Dowty of Chula Vista, Calif., and Scott Dowty of Wales; his two grandsons, Michael of Wales and Daniel of Chula Vista. He is further survived by his sister, Laura Bannach, of Stevens Point and his seven brothers, Eugene (Virginia) of Waldo, Robert of Pewaukee, Richard (Gloria) of Hudson, Fla., Raymond (Audrey) of Milladore, Howard of Palmyra, Paul (Pam) of Oconomowoc and James (Louise) of Waldo, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct., 2 at 7 p.m. at the Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Ottawa Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6130 W. National Ave., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53214.

For more information, please call the Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation, and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to for directions or to leave an online tribute.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice Advantage and the staff at RiverHills West for their kind, tender care of George during his last few months. They would also like to express their appreciation to Curative Day Care where he went the past couple of years.