Richard L.”Dick” Rowdon, 81, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Lincolnshire Place. Richard was born in Adams County on August 10, 1938 to the late Clarence L. and Fern E. (Workinger) Rowdon. On May 4, 1958, he married Marilyn A. Arnold. She preceded him in death on March 28, 2019.
He was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church in Ft. Wayne and the Explorer Sunday School class. Richard was an avid bowler. He retired from Peter Eckrich & Sons, and worked for 10 years at Albright’s in Corunna, IN.
He is survived by 2 sons, Todd R. (Missie) Rowdon of South Bend and Trent R. (Tiffaney) Rowdon of Wolcottville; 3 daughters, Tamera J. (Tommy Gill) Klug of Zephyrhills, FL, Teresa J. (Ken) Waggoner of Ft. Wayne, and Tonya J. (Mike) Pollock of Ft. Wayne, 4 brothers, Glenn (Sherry) Rowdon of DeLand, FL, William (Bill) Rowdon of Ft. Wayne, Jack (Shirley) Rowdon of Jackson, MI and Gerald “Jerry” (Cathy) Rowdon of Eldersburg, MD; 2 sisters, Marie (John) Rauch of Monroe and Margaret Edgar of Geneva; 10 grandchildren Nicole Klug, Roxanne Waggoner, Ryan Waggoner, Mason Rowdon, Monica Rowdon, Tanner (Caitlin) Pollock, Logan Pollock, Ty Rowdon, Zane Rowdon and Zeke Rowdon; and 3 great grandchildren, Alexandria Klug, Isaac Freed and Leia Rowdon.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, 225 W. Adams St., Decatur.
A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at St. Joseph United Methodist Church 6004 Reed Rd., Ft. Wayne, with calling 2 hours prior from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Rev. Mitch Norwood will be officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.