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James G. Fowler, 77, of Washington, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Monday at his residence.
He was born Jan. 23, 1939, in Washington, to Marston R. and Edith (Carrico) Fowler. He graduated from Washington Catholic High School and attended Vincennes University for two years and was a member of the Air Force Reserves. He was retired from Old National Bank in Washington. He had owned and operated Queen Drive-in, Pizza Haven and the Brass Lantern. He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Kay (Templin) Fowler, whom he married Sept. 6, 1959; three sons, Marston Roy Fowler, James G. Fowler Jr. and Patrick A. (Judy) Fowler, all of Washington; one daughter, Edith K. Kluemper of Mayfield, Kentucky; one brother, Marston Russell Fowler of Washington; and two sisters; Connie Purdue and Van Kavanaugh, both of Washington; 15 grandchildren, Tony Kluemper, Justin Fowler, Derek Fowler, Nathaniel Fowler, Lance Kluemper, Chante Excell, Katlyn Kluemper, Joshua Fowler, Danyelle Fowler, Dalton Fowler, Jantson Fowler, Bailey Fowler, Ashley Acra, Shawn Fowler and Shaley Fowler; 12 great-grandchildren, Maggie Kluemper, Gracie Kluemper, Lily Kluemper, Jake Kluemper, Peyton Kluemper, Sawyer Williams, Bryden Heller, Mason Heller, Daxx Fowler, Aslan Excell, Lyric Fowler and Cameron Fowler.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ellen Myers; and a grandchild, Patrick A. Fowler.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, with Rev. Paul Ferguson as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery in Washington. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a wake service at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Ed Lee Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Education Endowment, P.O. Box 916, Washington, IN 47501. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com
Published on December 19, 2016
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