Robert “Bob” Gowan, 74, of Gaylord, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
He was born the son of Myron Sr. and Sophie (Pawlak) Gowan, in Hazel Park, Michigan, on August 18, 1946.
Bob served two years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Okinawa for 11/2 years.
He enjoyed fishing and spending time with friends and family. Bob found God later in his life. He was a dedicated caregiver to his father for ten years.
Bob’s final years were difficult being wheelchair-bound. He required assistance from ComForcare, who performed above and beyond their responsibilities of daily care. These strangers would soon become Bob’s family. They often included their own family members in performing work inside and outside of Bob’s home. The Gowan family thanks these “guardian angels” and pray that God rewards them for the happiness they brought to Bob’s life.
A special thank-you goes out to Bob’s loving neighbors, Bob and Linda Fox, whose daily visits offered comfort and security not only to Bob but to his family, as well.
The family is also grateful for the services provided by N.E.M.C.S.A., especially the additional care from Amy and Carol.
Bob is survived by his brother, Myron Gowan Jr.; his sister, Nancy (Clyde) Miller; and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Barbara (Jim) Johnsonbaugh and Judy (Gary) Winkler.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the attention of Lisa Yats at ComForCare, 814 S. Otsego Ave. Unit C, Gaylord Mi 49735, which will go to the workers that helped Bob.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.