John W. Fowler
John W. Fowler, 61, a resident of Oakfield, WI (formerly of
Fond du Lac, WI), passed away peacefully Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Hospice Home
of Hope, following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born February 15, 1959 in Fond du Lac, a son of the
late Robert & Lorraine Fowler.
On October 9, 1981 he married Jean Marie Breister at Sacred
Heart Parish in Fond du Lac. They
enjoyed 31 years of marriage before she lost her battle with cancer in 2013.
John was a graduate of L.P. Goodrich High School, class of
1977. He went on to gain his Associates
Degree in Culinary Arts from Moraine Park Technical College which led to a
career in Food Service with the State of Wisconsin Prison System for 32 years
at Taycheedah Correctional Institute. He
also worked part time at a number of restaurants in the Fond du Lac area.
John retired on July 4, 2015. He took on a part time job with Georgetown
Cleaners for a few years. Most
importantly, he was able to enjoy everything he loved—spending time with
family, traveling to St. Germain to visit his son Travis and his family,
traveling around the rest of the north woods, trips to the casinos, Friday
morning breakfast with Justin & Brett and various other family at Eden
Grill, weekly golf, and many adventures and wonderful memories with his second
love, Mary Kay (Wettstein) Beau. He
enjoyed anything sports related—especially the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee
Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers. He was a
member of the Brothertown Indian Nation, Knights of Columbus and the Eagles.
Survivors include his three sons: Travis (Amanda) Fowler and
his son Kayden of St. Germain, Justin (Lindsay) Fowler and her sons Christopher
& Cameron Last of Malone and Brett Fowler of Fond du Lac; his second love
Mary Kay (Wettstein) Beau and her son Mitchell Beau; four brothers: Bob (Diane)
Fowler of Neenah, Rick Fowler of Pewaukee, Jim (Faye) Fowler of Oconomowoc and
Jeff (Deborah) Fowler of Oconomowoc; brother-in-law & sister-in-law’s: Mary
Beth (Robert) Koenen, Julie (Joseph) Ketter, Patty (Jerry) Kraus, Christine
(Bob) Hoey, Ann Lallier, Robert (Pam) Breister, Laurie (Tom) Stark, Richard
(Debra) Breister all of Fond du Lac area, “Cha” Kathleen (Don) Kildsig of Kiel
and Jeanette Fowler of Chicago; many nieces & nephews, other relatives and
many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jean; his younger
brother Joe Fowler; his parents Robert & Lorraine; his father-in-law and
mother-in-law Clayton & Sophie Breister and a brother-in-law James Chesney.
Visitation: The family will receive relatives and
friends at Zacherl Funeral Home, Fond du Lac, on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from
11:00am – 2:00 pm. A short service at
Zacherl Funeral Home at 2:00 pm and burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Social distancing will be encouraged.
“The family extends their deepest appreciation to the
doctors and staff of the Agnesian Cancer Center and St. Agnes Hospital, a
member of SSM Health, 3rd Floor ICU & 6th Floor
Cardiac Care for all the compassion while caring for John.”
In lieu of flowers, memorials in John’s name may be directed
to the Agnesian Cancer Center, 480 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935.
Online condolences can be shared at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com.