Obituary Report

(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 Rowell..

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 officiate.

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 the arrangements.