Richard A. Stower, 80, of Norwalk, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
He was born Nov. 10, 1932, in Milan, son of the late Russell A. and Rose D. (Durnwald ) Stower and was a lifelong area resident. Dick was veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in Korea. He was a life member and past commander of Ken Bur Bell Post 41 American Legion and a life member of Firelands Post 2743 VFW. Dick was the owner of Norwalk Monument Company for 34 years. He had also worked for the Cleveland Press and Norwalk Truck Lines. He enjoyed golf, and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dick is survived by his wife of 33 years, Catherine L. ( Eickermann) Stower, of Norwalk; his children and their spouses, Debra S. and Dennis Sayre, of Willard, Ronald A. Stower, of Norwalk, Kirk D. and Kelley Wyatt, of Huron, Lori L. and Arthur Kurtz, of Norwalk, Brian J. and Kelly Wyatt, of Norwalk, and Jerilyn S. Wyatt, of Norwalk; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Joanne Stewart Corbin, of Norwalk.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annette( Kugel) Stower in 1973; and by his brother, Russell A. Stower.
Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, until services at 3:30 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. Msg. Kenneth Morman, Associate Pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church, will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 or to the American Heart Association, 1701 Woodlands Drive, Suite 200, Maumee, OH 43537.
Condolences may be shared at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.