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Charles A. McGowan

August 19, 1936 November 28, 2021
Charles A. McGowan
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CHARLES A. MCGOWAN, 85, of Fulton, IL, died Sunday, November 28,2021, at Eagle Point Health Care Center in Clinton, IA.

His funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulton with Rev. Father Matthew Camaioni officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Fulton. A memorial has been established to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Charles was born August 19, 1936, in Delmar, IA, to Elmer T. and Clara (Wilming) McGowan. He was educated in the Mt. Carroll Grade School and was a graduate of Mt. Carroll High School. He served in the United States Air Force. He married Jo Ann Rosser on February 7, 1960, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NC. Charles was employed at Goodyear, Heritage Motors and McEleney Motors in Clinton, IA. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid golfer. Charles loved to travel with his wife, Jo Ann and enjoyed spending the winters in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann; two daughters, Theresa (Paul) Williams and Sandra (John Lehmkuhl) Vawter both of Clinton, IA; four sons, James (Christine) McGowan of Goldsboro, NC, Mark McGowan of Clinton, IA, Glen McGowan of Indianapolis, IN and Paul McGowan of Greensboro, NC; ten grandchildren, Erica (Matt) Kinkaid, Nicholas (Jennifer) Williams, Conner Williams, Justin (Angela) Vawter, Joshua (Brianna Volesky) Vawter, Jala (Justin) Hayes, Courtney McGowan, Ryan McGowan, Jacob McGowan and Christian McGowan; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert (Norma) McGowan of Schiller Park, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Susan McGowan; two brothers, Mahlon and William McGowan.

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Visitation

Wednesday

1

Dec

4:00 PM 12/1/2021 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/1/2021 7:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Service

Thursday

2

Dec

10:00 AM 12/2/2021 10:00:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

703 12th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
703 12th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Calvary Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 Fowler Rd
Fulton, IL 61252

701 Fowler Rd Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

703 12th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252
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