2018-07-05 / Obits


THELMA JEAN ROWDEN, 88, a lifetime resident of Lapeer, died Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Thelma was born August 5, 1929, in Lapeer, to Harry and Nina (Smith) Weston. She graduated from Lapeer High School, class of 1947. Thelma married Robert Bruce Rowden on July 2, 1949 in Angola, IN. Alongside of her husband Robert, she worked the family oil business and raised their three kids. Thelma was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lapeer and served as an election worker for many, many years. She loved spending time at the cabin in Lewiston. Above all, Thelma was a proud homemaker. She was an adoring mother, wife, sister and grandmother.

Thelma is survived by her children, Robert (Karen) Rowden, Jr. of Lapeer, Carol Fischhaber of Lapeer and James (Denise) Rowden of Otter Lake; eight grandchildren, Robert Bruce Rowden III (Stephanie), Andy Rowden, Adam (Kara) Fischhaber, Amber (Aaron) Gartee, Kevin (Lori) Rowden, Shawn (Jessica) Rowden, Greg (Katlyn) Rowden and Eric Rowden; twelve great-grandchildren (and one on the way), Emilie, Barrett, Isabella, Brock, Alexis, Landon, Makayla, Gavin, Jack, Reilly, Rory and Reghan; sister, Ila Mae Krakker of Madison Heights.

Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bruce Rowden; son-in-law, Thomas Fischhaber; sisters, Harriet Weston, Joan Roberts, June Smith, Helen Stone and Shirley Crawford; brother, Carl Weston; and her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church - Capital/Building Fund, 433 North Calhoun Street, Lapeer, Michigan 48446.

Thelma’s funeral service was held Monday, July 2, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, Lapeer. Pastor Alex Peterson officiated. Burial immediately followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lapeer.

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