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Roger W. Gowell

March 9, 1951 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 69)

Obituary

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Roger W. Gowell, age 69, of Shelby, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, September 26, 2020.  Roger was born March 9, 1951 in Shelby, the son of Calvin L. Gowell and Beatrice E. (Porter) Gowell.

Roger was raised in Shelby and graduated from Shelby High School in 1969.  He also graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelors degree in mathematics.  He was employed at Oceana Canning Company in Shelby and later at Burnette Foods in New Era, both for approximately twenty years each.  He married Sheila (Pleiness) on June 26, 1982.  

Roger was an avid league bowler.  He also enjoyed golf at Oceana Country Club where he was a member.  He was a member of the Shelby Optimist Club for many years and also a longtime member and treasurer at Our Savior Lutheran Church.  

He is survived by his wife, Sheila; his children, Jennifer (Kevin) Comden, Jason (Mary Ann) Gowell and Jeremy Gowell; his grandson, Cooper Comden; his sister, Marie Gowell; sister-in-law, Cindy Gowell; brothers-in-law, Robert Meyer and Kelly Pleiness; and several nieces and nephews.  Roger was preceded in death by his parents, his stepdaughter, Tammy Ann, his brother, Jay Gowell, sister, Nancy Meyer, and nephew, Michael Gowell.  

Visitation is Monday, September 28th, 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby and Tuesday, September 29th, beginning at 10 am at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hart.  The funeral service will follow at 11 am Tuesday at the church.  COVID-19 precautions will be taken at the visitations and funeral.  Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Shelby.  Please consider Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2087 N. Water Road, Hart, MI 49420 or the Shelby Optimist Club P.O. Box 397, Shelby, MI 49455 as a memorial.
 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
September 28, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home
267 N. Michigan Avenue
Shelby, MI 49455

Visitation
Monday
September 28, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home
267 N. Michigan Avenue
Shelby, MI 49455

Visitation
Tuesday
September 29, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Savior Lutheran Church
2087 N. Water Road
Hart, MI 49420

Funeral Service
Tuesday
September 29, 2020

11:00 AM
Our Savior Lutheran Church
2087 N. Water Road
Hart, MI 49420

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