Eugene T. Dowty age 86, of the town of Sherman passed away Friday morning November 9, 2018 at Anita’s Garden in Plymouth.
Eugene was born June 15, 1932 in Big Bend to Thomas and Viola (Kobs) Dowty. He attended Wales Grade School through 8th grade. On June 27, 1959 he was united in marriage to Virginia L. Klein at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the Town of Scott. Eugene and Virginia were married for 59 years.
Eugene worked for 40 years at Rexworks in Milwaukee and also farmed, raising poultry, beef, pigs, rabbits and mink. He became more involved with his farming and gardening after he retired from Rexworks. He and Virginia moved to the town of Sherman in May of 1964. He loved polka, cribbage, sheepshead and most of all; his family.
Eugene served his country in the Army during the Korean War from 1952 until 1954.
He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran in Adell and the Ladwig-Zinkgraf American Legion Post 243 of Plymouth.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; daughters: Kimberly Johnson of Waldo, Patricia (Bo) Mattiss of Jacksonville, FL; and a son, Martin (Heather) of Andover, Mass. Ten grandchildren, Melissa (Shaun) Marquardt, Stephanie, Crystal (Brian Brunner), Holly and Kayla Johnson; Robert and Jennifer Matiss, Christina (Rob) Hudson, and Emma and Alan Dowty. Seven great grandchildren also survive. Eugene is further survived by one sister Laura Banach of Stevens Point; and brothers, Robert of Pewaukee, James (Louise) of Waldo, Raymond of Waukesha, Paul (Pam) of Oconomowoc and one sister-in-law, Gloria Dowty of Waukesha.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters-in-law Richard Dowty, George (Lois) Dowty, Howard Dowty, and Audrey Dowty and one brother- in-law John Banach.
Funeral services for Eugene will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 12 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Adell with Rev. Christopher Seifferlein officiating. Burial will follow in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery with military rites to be accorded. Family and friends may gather at the church, 326 Center Avenue, Adell on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12 p.m.
Memorials in Eugene’s name may be directed to Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Adell.
Eugene’s family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Schroeder and Pastor Seifferlein for their wonderful compassion and prayers. They would also like to thank the staff at Rocky Knoll and Anita’s Garden for the care and compassion given to him.