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Russell E. Rowe

Russell E. Rowe, 75, of Bellefontaine, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at his residence.

He was born March 17, 1942 in Quincy, OH to Oliver and Louise (Fink) Rowe, who preceeded him in death.

On October 29, 1961 he married Dixie Bell, who passed before him in 2005. Russell later married Vicki (Smith) Talbert on September 1, 2006.

Russell was a graduate of Quincy High School, the class of 1960. He worshiped at the Bellefontaine First Church of God and actively served with the Senior Saints. Russell proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.

Russell was an avid bowler, golfer, and a lifetime member of the Logan County Fish & Game. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their music and sporting events.

Russell fought a courageous yearlong battle with cancer with his family by his side. He was a faithful and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Michelle (Jeremy) Karg, Tisha (Travis) Young, and Karissa (Lee) Alderson; son, Robert (Jalaina) Talbert; grandchildren, Hunter, Cameron, Justin, George, Caitlyn, Kristen, Tori, Dylan (Savannah), Zachary, Kayle (Alan), Alyce and Aleenah; great grandchildren, Kayden, Liam, Callie, Madilyn, and Atlas; sisters, Naomi (Jim) Robinson and Lois (Elmo) Shroyer; brother, Marvin (Kay) Rowe Sr.; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Bellefontaine First Church of God on Sunday, October 15th at 4:00 pm and will be followed by a meal at 1000 East Brown Avenue, Bellefontaine.

In Lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to: the Logan County Cancer Society; 205 Palmer Ave. Bellefontaine, Ohio, 43311, the First Church of God in Bellefontaine, and the Logan County Vets to D.C.; P.O. Box 516, DeGraff, Ohio, 43318.

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