Charles W. "Bill" Fowler, 74, of South Bend, IN died at 9:50 a.m., Monday, September 24, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN. He was born on June 6, 1938 in LaPorte, IN to the late Reynolds Charles and Mildred (Codding) Fowler. Charles has lived in South Bend most of his life. He was a 1957 graduate of LaPorte High School. He retired in 1999 after thirty-one years of service with Allied Products/South Bend Stamping. He also worked for Hilti retiring in 2001 and Security Couriers and Online Data, all of South Bend, IN. He was an avid bowler, fisherman, NASCAR , Chicago Bears and Notre Dame football fan. He was a former member of the LaPorte, IN Moose Lodge #492.
On July 26, 1986, in LaPorte, IN he married Denise (Myer) Fowler who survives. Charles is survived by two daughters, Deborah J. (John) Crull of Rochester, IN and Darlene S. Pugh of South Bend, IN; four sons, Charles W. (Karin) Fowler Jr. of Rochester, IN, Randall S. (Lisa) Fowler of Norfolk, VA, Andrew L. (Michelle) Zarobinski of New Carlisle, IN and Raymond A. (Julie) Zarobinski of Westfield, IN; seventeen beloved grandchildren; seven beloved great grandchildren; three beloved nieces, Terri Alban, Julie (Shawn) Hannon and Cindy (Roger) Jackson and sister, Barbara J. (Phil) Alban of LaPorte, IN.
Funeral Services for Charles will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 in the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St. South Bend, IN. Burial will take place at Wills Township Baptist Cemetery, Rolling Prairie, IN at a later date. The family will receive relatives and friends from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Heartland, 1309 E. McKinley Highway, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway Drive W. Suite 114, Indianapolis, IN 46250. Online condolences may be sent to www.palmerfuneralhomes.com