Thomas Rowe

Obituary of Thomas Rowe

Thomas F. Rowe

Age 72. Passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Born in Texas and a resident of Shorewood for the past 32 years. Tom was retired from Pipefitters Local #597. A U. S. Air Force Veteran.

Survived by his wife, Irene (nee Vorpahl); son, Thomas; stepson, Kent Lee; stepdaughter, Denise Lee; mother, Dora Buchalla; sister, Louise Stinebaugh; stepbrothers, Richard (Billie Sue) Buchalla and Bill (Doris) Buchalla; stepsister, Mildred (Eldon) Reed; three grandchildren, Michele Rowe, Anastasia Lee, and Kristian (Melissa) Lee; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Thomas F. Rowe will be Monday, August 6, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 4-8 p.m. at:


3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet

For information: (815) 741-5500

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