Lawrence 'Babe' Rowe

Died: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

Funeral Ceremony

10:30 AM Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
Location: Island United Methodist Church

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Lawrence ‘Babe’ E. Rowe, age 90, of Grandview, died Wednesday morning, December 26, 2018, at the Lutheran Homes in Muscatine.  The son of Albert and Lydia Rebecca Hingst Rowe, he was born on December 2, 1928, in Louisa County, Iowa.  He married Betty Jo Beik on February 26, 1950 in Grandview.  She preceded him in death on October 19, 2013.

Babe graduated from Grandview High School in 1947.  He was a farmer and carpenter and a Pioneer Seed Corn Salesman for many years.  He was a Charter Member of the Grandview Letts Lions Club for over 35 years, an original member of the Grandview Community Club where he served and held offices, a member of the Grandview Fire Department for many years, served on the Louisa County Sheriff’s Patrol, the Grandview City Council for 25 + years, and as the Mayor of Grandview.

His family includes five children, Nancy & Earl ‘Mac’ McGill of Letts, Becky Eutsler of Cotter, Larry & Kim Rowe of Hagerstown, Maryland, Denny & Kris Rowe of Muscatine, and Tony & Carrie Rowe of Chesapeake, Virginia; 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Lyman Howe of Sperry; and a sister-in-law, Gladys Rowe of Wapello.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Jo; a son-in-law, Herb Eutsler; 2 great grandsons; 4 sisters; and 3 brothers.

The funeral ceremony for Lawrence ‘Babe’ Rowe will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Island United Methodist Church, rural Muscatine, with Pastor Darryl Erickson officiating.  Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery with a lunch gathering following at the church.

The family will meet friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello.

Memorial gifts will benefit the Grandview Cemetery and the Grandview Community Club.

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Diana Ogier Stout
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
To Babe's family..
So many memories with our families. My prayers to all


Shawna Sarver
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
Dear Dennis & Kris,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your father. I pray that you find comfort in his memory and the love you must feel.

With Much Sincerity,

Shawna Sarver, Atlanta

Kenny n Nadine Vance
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
Nancy, so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Sending our sincere sympathy and prayers for you and the family. Love Nadine n Kenny

Darold and Sheryl Snyder
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
Sorry to hear of the loss of Babe, but he did live a good life.
He was a good neighbor to our family throughout the years.
Our love and prayers are with you all.

Michael Mead
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Marjorie Mead.

Sending our deepest condolences. With love, Mike and Hillary Malsch, Mike and Megan Zorn, Chip and Jessica Chaon, and Mike and Marj Mead.

Grandview Fire Department
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Grandview Fire Department.

Our deepest condolences from the Grandview Township Fire Department.

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