Junior W. Fowble, 85, formerly of Atlantic, passed away Monday, December 14, 2015, at the Urbandale Healthcare Center.
Junior Wesley Fowble was born on May 11, 1930, south of Anita, Iowa, the son of Raymond and Martha (Kirchoff) Fowble. He attended Anita schools and served his country in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He worked for Blue Star Foods in Atlantic, Fruehauf in Omaha and Maytag in Newton from 1966-1991.
Junior enjoyed playing cards, fishing and bowling. He was said to be quite the jokester, taking the opportunity whenever he could. Iowans are keenly aware that there is a continuous need to mow the lawn and push snow; Junior was very adamant that this could only be done with a John Deere. Ruth will treasure their countless trip to Illinois, Arizona, Texas and Oregon.
Junior is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth; daughter, Connie (Ron) Partlow; son, Roger (Marge) Griffith; five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Rydl of Anita; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Dennis Fowble; siblings, Bud Fowble, Ralph Fowble, Zudora Fowble, Harold Fowble, Erma Baier, Helen Fowble, Geraldine Wheatley and LeRoy, in infancy.
Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17th, at the Atlantic Cemetery, with military honors by the Atlantic Color Guard. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday at Roland Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Life visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 20th, at Woodland Creek Parkway Silvercrest Assisted Living in Clive.
Roland Funeral Home is caring for Junior's family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
Junior W. Fowble
May 11, 1930 ~ Anita, Iowa
ENTERED INTO REST
December 14, 2015 ~ Urbandale, Iowa
At the age of 85 years, 7 months, 3 days
2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2015
Atlantic Cemetery ~ Atlantic, Iowa
Pastor Mike Eells
Atlantic Gospel Chapel
“Three Wooden Crosses” by Randy Travis
“I’ll Fly Away” by Phil Hague