Dr. Donald ‘Don’ Rowe

Feb. 24, 1925 – May 12, 2013

Dr. Donald “Don” Rowe, 88, of Dousman, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 12, 2013, at Aurora Summit Medical Center after complications of pneumonia and a stroke. Don was born Feb. 24, 1925, in Milwaukee, to Alex and Marie (O’Brien) Rogozinski.

He served his country in the Navy (South Pacific Theater) during World War II.

He graduated Marquette University School of Medicine in 1951. Don spent more than 34 years as the director of medical services for the Kohler Co. in Kohler.

Don also served as chief of staff at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital in Sheboygan, a contract physician for the U.S. Naval Reserve in Sheboygan, a fellow of American College of Occupational Medicine, assistant clinical professor and Department of Preventive Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a member of the Committee of Environmental and Occupational Health for the State Medical Society of Wisconsin.

Don married Nathalie M. (Kiedinger) Rowe on June 3, 1950, in Green Bay. Don was a member of St. Bruno’s Catholic Parish in Dousman.

Don is survived by his wife, Nathalie M. Rowe of Dousman; son, John (Mary) Rowe of Scottsdale, Ariz.; daughter, Mary (Frank) Rosecky of Beaver Dam; son, Michael (Sue) Rowe of Delafield; and his son, Peter (Liza) Rowe of McKinney, Texas; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and a son, David B. Rowe.

Funeral services to celebrate Don’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at St. Bruno’s Catholic Parish in Dousman, with visitation at 9:30 a.m. Additional visitation will be held Tuesday, May 28, from 2 p.m. until time of services at 3 p.m. at Three Pillars Compass Point in Dousman. Military honors to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a memorial donation be made to one of the following: Honor Flight of Wisconsin, Wounded Warrior Project, St. Bruno’s Parish in Dousman or Three Pillars Masonic Temple, Dousman.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at