(Iron Mountain - February 08, 2018) - George O. Rowell, Sr., age 79,
of Kingsford, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Mahtomedi, Minnesota.
He was born June 3, 1938 in Iron Mountain, son of the late Hosea and
Edith (Munday) Rowell.
George married Audrey Schneider on March 19,
1960, and they spent more than 53 wonderful years together. Audrey preceded
George in death on April 4, 2013.
George was employed at Dickinson Homes
in Kingsford for over 30 years, retiring in 2000. He was an avid outdoorsman and
especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to camp. More than anything,
George loved spending time with his family.
George is survived by a son ,
George (Netta) Rowell Jr. of Norway; a daughter, Laurna (John) Bednarz of Iron
Mountain ; brothers, Donald (Mary) Rowell and Winfield (Denise) Rowell, both of
Iron Mountain; sisters, Ellen Kuhl of Flushing, Michigan, Melva Frey of Iron
Mountain and June (Phil) Dorfler of Kingsford; four very loved grandchildren,
Kristin (Gerry) Martin , Amanda (Arron Anziano) Rowell, Jessica (Tony) Body, and
Dawn (Brad) Hazelwood; loving great grandchildren Eli, Luke, Mariah, Abby,
Alyssa, Javon, Jermiah, Julius, Trinity, Tyler & Sadie; one great -great
grandson, Zayden; a special niece, Missy Schneider; and many nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends, including a special friend, Jack O’Brion and special lady
friend, Nancy Reis.
In addition to his wife and parents, George was
preceded in death by a son, David Rowell; two brothers, Hosea Rowell and Loren
Ausley; brothers-in-law, Roger Frey and Fritz Kuhl; and a sister-in-law, Peggy
The visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, from 11:00 AM
to 1:00 PM at the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Memorial services will follow at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Jack O’Brion will
Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
In lieu of
flowers a memorial will be established in his memory.
Condolences may be
expressed to the family of George Rowell online at
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with