Louise V. Stowe

EVART — Louise V. Stowe, 95, of Evart, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at her home.

Louise was born in Bliss Township, Emmet County, on Nov. 10, 1917, to Louis and Lillian (Dorein) Nestle. She graduated from Pellston High School in 1936 and attended nursing school in Traverse City. Louise married David D. Stowe Sr. in Petosky on July 17, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 1993. She worked as a nurse at Lockwood General Hospital in Petosky and did in-home nursing, retiring in 1993. She was a devout Christian her entire life and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Louise moved from Petosky to Evart in 2009.

Louise is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Canter, of Lewiston, and Shirley Britt, of Evart; one son, Douglas Stowe, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; one brother, Ivan Nestle, of Watervilet; an ex-daughter-in-law who she remained very close with, Lillian Smith, of Evart; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David; a son, David; and a brother, Louis.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.