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Clara Y. Rowlet

August 22, 2017
Emmetsburg News

A visitation for Clara Rowlet was held on Saturday, August 19 at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

A private family service followed at the?Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. Roberta Biddle officiated.

Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery in Emmetsburg. Funeral arrangements were made by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home of Emmetsburg.

Clara Yvonne Rowlet, daughter of Lee Orin and Edna Viola McQuown, was born March 2, 1926 at home on their farm near Cylinder. She attended school in Halfa and later moved to Emmetsburg.

Clara was united in marriage to Andrew R. Wood and their made their home in Emmetsburg where they raised their family. Clara worked for many years at Larson's Produce, Aerodyne and Berkleys.

After Andrew's death, Clara married Kenneth Rowlet. She and Ken started Rowlet Upholstery business in 1970 which they enjoyed for many years.

Clara passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Emmetsburg Care Center, at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Andrew Wood; her parents; siblings, George McQuown, Thomas McQuown, Beulah (San) Olson, Rose (Kermit) Reeves, Leland (Jeannette) McQuown, Ralph McQuown, Leota (Norman) Barkve, Leona (Ordean) Knudson and Lee McQuown.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Ken Rowlet ; children, Mary (Marvin) Steffen, Susan (Tom) Leonard, Patricia (Paul) Charlson, Barbara (Jay) Mugge, Andrew Wood, Janet (Keith) McLaughlin and Jennifer (Peter) Ciprari; seventeen grandchildren; twenty five great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Adeline McQuown and Dorothy McQuown; many nieces and nephews.

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