Archive for Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Obituary: David Allen Fowler

1947 - 2007

July 3, 2007

Memorial services for David Allen Fowler, 59, Lawrence, were June 27 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. A committal service followed at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Fowler died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 4, 1947, in Lawrence, the son of Clarence "Allen" and Rosie Brewster Fowler.

He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1966 and later received training in computer programming and electronics technology. He completed his electrician's apprenticeship in 1977.

Mr. Fowler served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971 on the USS Meredith. He received a Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal in Korea and a Meritorious Unit Commendation.

He was a journeyman electrician and worked out of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union shop in Topeka. He also worked for Norris Brothers in Lawrence and in maintenance at Valley View nursing home, Kansas University and Lawrence Paper Co.

He was a member of IBEW Local 226 in Topeka and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 852 in Lawrence.

He married Donna Strohwitz. They divorced. He married Nancy Marie Branson on Aug. 6, 1992, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include his parents, of Linwood; two daughters, Melissa and Mary Fowler, both of Lawrence; and a brother, Michael, Tonganoxie.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of the funeral home.

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