Obituary of Ivan R. Fowler
Ivan R. Fowler, 78, of Adams, died Thursday June 22, 2017 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm Thursday June 29 at the Lorraine Methodist Church, with Pastor Dewey Stewart, pastor of the Watertown Baptist Temple, officiating. Burial will be at a later time.
Calling hours will be 6-8 pm Wednesday June 28 at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams.
Born February 27, 1939 in Rodman, son of Floyd J. and Genevieve I. (Powers) Fowler, he graduated from Mannsville Manor High School.
Ivan owned and operated his own farm for several years, as well as a bar in Adams and in Lorraine. He also worked for the Jefferson County Highway Department, the Adams Empire Livestock Cattle Sale Barn, was the Lorraine Highway Superintendent from 1972-1974, and the Town of Lorraine Highway Department until his retirement.
He married Joan Overton on August 26, 1961. The marriage ended in divorce.
He later married Colleen Whiting of Adams on July 17, 1993 in the Sandy Creek United Methodist Church. Following their marriage the couple lived in Lorraine and later moved to Adams Center.
Surviving besides his wife Colleen, are four sons, Steven (Nancy), Lorraine, Chris (companion Eva Marshall), Zephyr Hills, FL, Ivan Jay and Nason, both of Adams; three daughters Mindy Fowler (companion Corey Carney), Mya Fowler and Ivy Carey, all of Adams; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; four brothers Floyd (Tom), Robert (Phyllis), Perry and Karl (Pamela) Fowler; and one sister Irene Erickson; and several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by a son Bryan Fowler who died in 2015, a sister Barbara Audibert and a brother Clarence Hammond.
Ivan was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved being in the woods. He cut firewood, woodworking, enjoyed going to auctions and collecting treasures, loved to garden, especially raising potatoes.
Mostly though he enjoyed being around his family and attending church.
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