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Charles Rowe

April 10, 1948 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Charles Rowe Obituary

Charles Eldon Rowe, aged 75, of Wadena, MN, passed away on February 1, 2024.

Born on April 10, 1948, in Dayton, Ohio, Charles was the son of Donald and Emma Louis (Koogle) Rowe. He attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, graduating in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

In 1967, Charlie was married to Donna O’Connor; however, the couple later separated. In 1973, he found love again and was united in marriage to Kathy Cecil in Lexington, KY.

Throughout his lifetime, Charlie resided in various cities and states, including Dayton and Troy, Ohio; Lexington, Kentucky; Madison and Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin; however spent the majority of his adult life in Wadena, Minnesota where he raised his family and had his business. 

For over 30 years, Charlie served as a Certified Public Accountant at Charles E Rowe, Ltd in Wadena, MN.

Charlie had a passion for traveling and gardening and possessed a keen eye for antiques. He also enjoyed outdoor activities, such as boating, fishing, and hunting. Actively involved in his community, Charlie was a member of the Lions Club, Ducks Unlimited, Rotary Club, and the Wadena, MN Elks Lodge.

Charlie will be deeply missed by his daughters, Kathy Rowe Taylor of Union, KY, and Tamara Danielle Rowe Durrance of Trophy, TX; his son, Matthew Charles Rowe of Westminster, CO; his six grandchildren; and his brother, Roger Rowe of Pensacola, FL.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Louise Rowe.

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Public Visitation
February 24, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First Congregational United Church of Christ ~ Wadena
110 Colfax Ave SW
Wadena, MN 56482

Memorial Service
February 24, 2024

2:00 PM
First Congregational United Church of Christ ~ Wadena
110 Colfax Ave SW
Wadena, MN 56482


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