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David B. Stowell, 73, Oxford

David B. Stowell, 73, of Oxford, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Tivoli in Portage.

He was born Feb. 18, 1945, in Portage, to Floyd “Bud” and Beatrice (Pike) Stowell. Dave married Rena Burns on Feb. 26, 1972, in Illinois. He worked for TriEnda in Portage for 32 years. Dave enjoyed fishing, watching Westerns, dancing, Friday night fish fries and going to the casino. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Rena; four children, David (Dori), Idaho, Adam (Tracy), Washington, Amanda (Cory) Stevens, Oxford and Denise Stowell, Wisconsin; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sue (John) Gajdosik, and Loretta Jean (Bob) Olivaris; two brothers, Dennis (Ona) and Dan (Wanda) Stowell; other relatives and friends. Dave was preceded in death by his parents and his special cousin, Judy (Larry) Baerwald.

A funeral service for Dave will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home in Westfield, with the Rev. Larry Sheppard officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. For online obituaries and condolences visit