Fowler, Robert C., Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2013. He was 77 years old. Robert Charles Fowler was born on December 29, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Russell I. and Elizabeth C. (Indlekofer) Fowler. He graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School with the Class of 1953. Following graduation, Robert proudly served on active duty in the United States Navy from 1955 until 1959; he then continued his service in the United States Naval Reserves from 1960 until 1966. After being honorably discharged, he worked for Saginaw Steering Gear as a machine operator in Plant Six for 27 years, retiring in 1995. He delivered Meals on Wheels for many years, and since 1985 until July 23 of this year, Robert was a devoted supporter of the Michigan Blood Bank, donating 33 gallons over his 28 years of participation, placing him in the Top 10 donor’s list across the state. Further, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #8803, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, and the Moose Lodge #82. His hobbies included, McDonald’s Senior Bingo, Swinging Seniors Lunch and Bingo, and putting together all kinds of models, including cars and airplanes. Robert leaves to cherish his memory, two brothers: Arthur Fowler and Edward Fowler; two sisters: Betty (James) Mott and Carol (Bill) Trudell; a special great niece, Rachel Fowler; and several nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Russell, Raymond, and George Fowler; and sister, Kathryn Fowler. A Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road. Rev. Fr. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate with entombment to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the Veterans of Foreign War Post #1859. Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State), on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. A Vigil Service led by Sr. Marie Markel, IHM will take place at 4:00 p.m. Robert will lie in state at the church on Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Spirit Catholic Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. Please share your thoughts and memories with Robert’s family at the funeral home, church, or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.