Robert E. McGowen, 88, of Metz died on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Ramsey Village in Des Moines.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, June 24, at the funeral home. The family will also greet friends with a lunch at the funeral home immediately following the funeral service.
Memorials to Youth With A Mission may be left at the funeral home. Memorials may also be mailed to the funeral home; please add, Attn: McGowen Family on the envelope.
Survivors include his children, Gerry (Phyllis) McGowen of Omaha, Neb., Linda (Tom) Panci of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Bob (Becci) McGowen of Waukee; grandson, Zac McGowen (Jennifer Blair) of Omaha, Neb.; and his great-granddaughter, Mia McGowen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mable, in 2008; brother, Wayne McGowen; and sister, Bea Rhodes.