Russell A. Vowles
Russell A. Vowles 1948—2017 Russell A Vowles, 68, of Irene, IL, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. He was born August 8, 1948, in Belvidere, IL. He worked as a pharmacist for 40 years and was a lifelong farmer. He was a devoted husband and father, and was a hands-on grandfather and uncle. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lori (Uphoff) Vowles; sons, Nick (Kami) Vowles, Ben (Mitzie) Vowles; daughter, Katie (Ryan) Levack; granddaughters, Adriana Vowles and Isabelle Levack; sisters-in-law, Barbara Vowles and Rose Vowles; nephew, Tim (Nicole) Vowles; nieces, Cindy (Jim) Donahue, Lara (Tony) Lock, Tonya (Micah Kieson) Vowles; great-nephews, Will, Owen, Kellon, Charlie and Sterling; great-nieces, Aislynn, Molly, Abby and Kira. He is preceded in death by his parents, George "Perk" and Ginny Vowles and his brother, Larry Vowles. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017, at the Belvidere Funeral Home Inc. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Flora Community Church, Pastor John Evans officiating. Contributions in memory of Russ may be made to Hiawatha Education Foundation or Kirkland Community Fire Department. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.belviderefh.com .
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