Gordon P. Stowers, 74

Gordon P. Stowers passed away on Dec. 17, 2013, at Columbia St. Mary's Ozaukee Campus at the age of 74. Gordon was born on March 16, 1939, in Butler, the son of Charles Stowers and Viola (nee Woppert) Stowers. He graduated from West Bend High School in 1957, and later attended the Layton School of the Arts. Gordon was a longtime active resident in the town of West Bend, serving as the West Bend town chairman for many years, as well as county supervisor. He was a parttime policeman in West Bend and he also worked as a deputy for the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Gordon was also employed by We Energies for over 34 years, working as an engineer until his retirement. Gordon was a very dedicated man to his employer as well as his community.

In his downtime, Gordon enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed making his own “homemade” wine.

Gordon was united in marriage to Carole (nee Froemming) Ruloff on Jan. 2, 1994, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton. After they wed, Gordon moved to Grafton, where he and Carole resided for the past 20 years.

Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Carole Stowers; stepdaughters, Christine Barthel and Cathleen (Steven) Walters; and sisters, Charlotte (Leroy) Kahlscheuer and Blanche (the late Earl) Dreher. He is further survived by three children, six grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Phillip Stowers.

A memorial service will be held today, Dec. 19, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Mueller Funeral Home in Grafton. The family will receive friends today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton or Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation are appreciated.

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