William H. Rowe

NEGAUNEE, Mich. – William H. Rowe, age 80 of 105 E. Buffalo Road, Negaunee, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at his home while under the loving care of his family and Lake Superior Hospice.

William was born July 22, 1932 in Ironwood, MI to the late Sidney and Anne (Stengard) Rowe. He worked for Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company as an electrical engineer until the early 1980s and later he owned and operated Touch of Finland in Marquette. Bill enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting, and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.

Bill is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mal (Hovila) Rowe, 4 children: Robert (Carol) Rowe of Negaunee, JoEllen (Don) LaChapell of Ishpeming, Rodney (Lisa) Rowe of DePere, WI, and Janene (Don) Johnson of Negaunee, 16 grandchildren: Shelly (Eric) Granger, Michael (Katie) Rowe, Bryan LaChapell, Jennifer LaChapell, Nicole (Nick) Hittle, Andrew LaChapell, Jesse LaChapell, Tyler LaChapell, Jordan LaChapell, Nathan Rowe, Brett Rowe, Linae Rowe, Rachael (Robert) Mager, Donald (Genna) Johnson, Jessa Johnson, and Micah Johnson, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of brothers and sisters in faith.

Bill’s family will greet relatives and friends at the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Congregation, Co. Rd. 492 Negaunee on Friday July 12, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the church with Chas Prusi officiating.

Interment will take place in the Negaunee Cemetery

Bill’s obituary may be viewed at bjorkand where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.