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Charles "Bud" Rowell

Born in Abrams, WI on Jan 24, 1922

Died on Nov 26, 2008 and resided in Town of Morgan, WI

Charles "Bud" C. Rowell, 86, Morgan, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon, November 26, 2008 at Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls. He was born January 24, 1922 in Abrams to Alvin and Julia (Betts) Rowell. Charles grew up in the Abrams area where he attended school and played baseball, becoming known for his short stop abilities. As a young man he worked in the CCC Camps in order to help his family make ends meet. On October 23, 1941 he married Louise Race in Oconto. Shortly after their marriage Bud entered the US Army during WW II and was medically discharged. Soon after he began farming in the Morgan area for many years before starting his own sawmill. Along with his wife, the couple owned and operated the family sawmill for 25 years and Bud became interested in woodworking, making custom baseball bats and other crafts. Bud is well known for his handcrafted wishing wells, windmills and chairs he designed and built by himself and continued working in this area up until the time of his death. Over the years, he enjoyed playing the fiddle, concertina, harmonica and accordion for his family and friends. Bud will be fondly remembered for his good teaching abilities for hunting, fishing, hard work and the more efficient ways of accomplishing most anything. Survivors are his wife of 67 years, Louise Rowell, Morgan; their four children, Charlotte (James) Ratz, Clintonville; John Rowell, Pound; Charlie A. (Doris) Rowell, Oconto Falls; Ron (Linda) Rowell, Morgan; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; one sister, Ann Peterson, Green Bay. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Burgess, Calvin "Bill" and Hosea Rowell and one sister, Harriet Race. Friends may call at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls (920-848-2222 or visit: from 4:00 until 8:00 pm Monday, December 1, 2008. Visitation will continue after 9:00 am Tuesday, December 2, 2008 until the time of service. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Heykes officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Town of Pensuakee.


Visitation: Monday Dec 1, 2008, from 4:00 until 8:00 pm Monday at Jones Funeral Service

Service: Tuesday Dec 2, 2008, 11:00 am Tuesday at Jones Funeral Service

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