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Obituary for Paul G.W. Rowell

Iron Mountain- Paul G. W. Rowell, 78, of Iron Mountain, Mich., passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain, Mich.

He was born April 26, 1942, in Michigan City, Indiana, son of the late Paul and Mary (Sparrow) Rowell. Paul grew up in the southside of Chicago and was a graduate of Gage Park High School, Chicago, Ill., class of 1960. After graduation he proudly served in the United States Navy from 1960-1969. On October 21, 1989, Paul was united in marriage to Miriam Vizzaino of Melrose Park in Chicago, Ill. He worked as an Engineering Supervisor at Xerox Corporation for 17 years and later worked at Borg Warner Automotive in Bellwood, Ill. for 23 years.

Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, collecting coins, gardening, and flowers, He especially enjoyed the time spent with family and friends. He and his wife were blessed with many new friends when they moved to Iron Mountain from Chicago. Paul was especially thankful for the services provided from the V.A., Arms of Angels staff and First Responders.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 30 years, Miriam Rowell; the mother of his children, Joanne Rowell, one son, Paul Scott (Sarah) Rowell, Florence, Wis., one daughter, Beth (Jay) Hellman, Iron Mountain, Mich., two brothers, Samuel Rowell, Cary, Ill., and Joseph Rowell, Lemont, Ill., and seven grandchildren, Ben, Chelsea, Grace, Daniel, Madison, Joshua and Olivia.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by one sister, Mary: and a sister-in-law, Elaine.

A Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Iron Mountain, Mich. Msgr. James Kaczmarek will officiate. Burial will take place in Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain, Mich. The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post #50, Iron Mountain, will accord military honors at graveside.

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The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Iron Mountain, Mich., to honor Paul’s legacy of life.