Michael McGowan

Obituary of Michael McGowan

Michael J. McGowan

Age 65, a lifelong Joliet resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.  Michael enjoyed reading, target practice, computers, and attending car shows.  He stayed active by taking long walks, bike rides, kayaking and in his younger days, taught Marshall Arts and American Self Defense.  His most cherished days were spent with his grandson, Jackson, taking him for walks and to the park.

Michael is survived by his wife, Becky A. (nee Daily) McGowan; son, Jeremiah J. (Lisa Wadsworth) McGowan; daughter, Stephanie A. (Antonio) Martinez; grandson, Jackson J. McGowan; brother, Patrick (Marilyn) McGowan; sisters, Susan (John) Rockett and Sarah (Marty) Enz; and brother-in-law, Tom Warner.  Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded by his parents, William D. and Evelyn R. (nee Adelmann) McGowan; and sister, Deborah Warner.

Funeral services for Michael J. McGowan will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet, to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 18 Woodlawn Ave., Joliet, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.  As it was Michael’s request, cremation rites will be accorded following services.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com