|Birth: ||Jun. 4, 1919|
|Death: ||Dec. 5, 2012|
Robert M. McDowell
June 4, 1919 – December 5, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE- Robert M. McDowell, 93, of W. Lafayette, IN and formerly of Elkhart, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 5, 2012) at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, IN.
He was born June 4, 1919 in Kokomo, Indiana to Chester M. & Steela Mabel (Wolfe) McDowell. On December 6, 1945 in Dallas, Texas he married Doris E. Mealor. She preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 2008 in Elkhart, IN. Surviving is a son, Robert J. McDowell, Sr. of Fairport, NY, 2 daughters, Carol J. Ouzounian of Elkhart, Doretta J. McHugh of Summerville, SC, 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a brother, William M. McDowell of Syracuse, IN. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard and great-grandson, Bryson Nault. Bob graduated in 1937 from Elkhart High School. He was a US Army veteran. He was an 82 year member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, worked in the cloths closet at the church and was a lay speaker for the United Methodist Church for many years. Bob was a member of the Kane Masonic Lodge #183 F. & A.M., member of the Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend, member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, member of the Starlight Chapter #181 O.E.S. and was worthy organist for many years. Bob belonged to the American Legion Post#93 and he enjoyed playing the saxophone and organ. He was part owner and Vice President of Southside Plating which later became McDowell Enterprises, which he was part owner and Vice President. Visitation for family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. Monday (Dec. 10, 2012) at St. Paul's United Methodist Church where Kane Lodge will render Masonic rites. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Church. Rev. Dr. William Hemmig will preside.
Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, where the US Army Honor Guard and the Elkhart DAV will render military honors.
Doris E. McDowell (1919 - 2008)*
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
St. Joseph County
Created by: Mike
Record added: Dec 07, 2012
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