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Memorial for Harold L. "Hank" Sowers

Born in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 15, 1937
At Rest Sep. 25, 2003 and resided in Galion, OH.
Visitation: Friday, Sep. 26, 2003
Service: Saturday, Sep. 27, 2003
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Harold L. "Hank" Sowers, 66, of 1440 Sara Avenue, Galion died Thursday, September 25, 2003 at Galion Community Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born February 15, 1937 in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Harold E. Sowers and Audrey (Newman) Cole.

He first served with the United States Marine Corps and then with the United States Air Force in both Korea and Vietnam. While serving in Vietnam he was involved in action with the enemy.

He was a member of the Masonic Order while he was stationed in Hawaii. He was a member of Galion Moose Lodge #303, a life Member of VFW Post #4329, Galion. He was an avid golfer (but he wasn't very good at it).

He was employed as Beverage Manager at Westbrook Country Club then worked full time at the and Upper Sandusky Post Office and later at the Mansfield Post Office where he was a supervisor.

He is survived by his wife Joan M. (Beach) Sowers whom he married September 4, 1982, two daughters and a son-in-law, Valerie Riggs, of Las Vegas, Nev. and Lee Ann and Steve Byer, of LaPlata, Md., a step son, Jeffrey Grove, of Galion, 17 grandchildren, a great grandson, a brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Eleanor Sowers, of Meyers, Ariz., his step mother, Betty Sowers, of Sarasota, Fla., an uncle, Bob Newman and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his step daughter, Ronell Kruger and his step son, Ron Grove.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 26 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home where services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 27 with Rev. Louis Boston officiating.

Military Honors will be conducted by the Galion area Veterans Organizations during the funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

"Free At Last"


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