JAMES ROWLEN

November 25, 1931– September 11, 2017

James Henry Rowlen, age 85, of Maumee, and formerly of Perrysburg, died Monday, September 11, 2107, at home in the care of his loving wife and hospice. Jim was born on November 25, 1931, the only child of Orval and Mildred Rowlen in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Jim was very proud to have served in the United States Navy during the Korean War on both the USS Cadmus and the USS Escape. While in the armed forces, he enjoyed being a semi-pro baseball pitcher. Jim worked as a police officer in Champaign where he received an FBI commendation. He later started a career as a home mortgage consultant. Traveling with his family was his joy. Jim was so proud to have traveled to all of the 50 states! Being an old navy man, he enjoyed sharing the beauty of ocean cruises with his wife Linda. Jim is survived by his wife, Linda Mary Rowlen, and their only child, Cynthia (William) Whaley of Milan, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Deanne Louise Rowlen, and by their son, James Wayne Rowlen, who is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Surviving Jim and their mother are son John Rowlen of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and daughter Julie Rowlen of Champaign, Illinois. Also surviving Jim are 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A gathering for family and friends will be held on Saturday, September 23, at 10 a.m., with services to begin at 10:45 a.m. in the Swan Lake Chapel at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery in Sylvania. A 21- gun salute will conclude the service. Following the services, a luncheon for family and friends will be served at International Park in Toledo. After the meal, Jim’s wife Linda invites all for a group walk at the Wildwood Preserve Metropark on Central Avenue in Toledo to remember Jim’s life. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Wildwood Preserve Metropark in honor of James Henry Rowlen.

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