Charles W. "Bill" Fowler

Died: Mon., Sep. 24, 2012


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 28, 2012
Location: Guisinger Chapel

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Sep. 28, 2012
Location: Guisinger Chapel

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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

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Laurie Courser
   Posted Tue September 25, 2012
Randy, Thinking of you and your Family during this difficult time

Hap & Vicki Kitchen
   Posted Wed September 26, 2012

Denise and family:

So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers. Let us know if we can do anything.

Hp and Vicki Kitchen

Jim & Deb Sardi
   Posted Thu September 27, 2012
Please accept our condolences on your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. Bill will be very missed especially at the Allied reunions we had every summer. With deepest sympathy, Jim, Deb Sardi

Ruth Newhouse
   Posted Fri September 28, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of your loss... I knew Mr. Fowler from the dialysis unit as I sat in the same section that he did and he and I joked around from time to time..He will be greatly missed and once again you have my deepest sympathy.
I will keep you all in my prayers,

Don Lambert
   Posted Fri September 28, 2012
My sympathy to the family of Bill. Although I don''t know his family. Bill and I were teammates on the LaPorte Elementary Championship basketball team just a "little more" than sixty years ago. If he ever told you about his basketball prowess back in the day, it was true. God''s comfort and blessing to his family.

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