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Elmo Fowler

EUGENE, Ore. — Elmo Irving Fowler, 89, of Eugene, Ore., died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014, in his home with his daughters at his side.

Born April 27, 1925, in Joliet to Denver and Edith Marie Fowler, he married Wilma B. Fowler on March 30, 1946, in Chicago. Wilma died Dec. 21, 2007.

He was a graduate of Joliet Township High School. He retired from his position as an electrical supervisor for Alcoa in 1989. He loved music, literature and being in nature.

He was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church in Eugene, Ore., and First Lutheran Church in Princeton.

Surviving are two sons, Daniel Elmo Fowler of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Steven Douglas Fowler of Pasadena, Md.; two daughters, Judy Fowler-Langston of Eugene, Ore., and Patricia Houchin of Salem, Ore.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Emmaus Lutheran Church at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be directed to Emmaus Lutheran Church or the National Kidney Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to Musgrove Family Mortuary. Online condolences may be left at musgroves.com.

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