Jeanie Othelia (Nelson) Stowell was born November 10, 1943 in Fort Dodge, IA. The youngest of three children born to LeRoy and Mary Nelson, Jeanie loved to swim, water ski, and spend time outside, especially at the family cottage on Lake Okoboji East. She was raised on Meadow Run Farm and attended school in Rolfe, IA. She married Donald Stowell on February 4, 1961. She enjoyed giving to local charities and spent as much time as possible helping others. She loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a strong belief in angels, and many statues of angels were used to decorate her beautifully well kept home. In her free time she enjoyed attending musicals and plays, watching shows about dancing, working on crosswords, and spending time with friends and family. She was extremely intelligent and an excellent conversationalist, keeping guests entertained for hours with her stories and charm. In 1985, Jeanie was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She remained strong and full of hope, fighting the disease for almost 30 years. She died peacefully at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge on June 20, with the family she loved surrounding her.
Jeanie was preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy J. Nelson and Mary Elizabeth (McEwen) Nelson, Brother-in-law Thomas Clark Jr. She is survived by her siblings, MaryLe Clark (St. Louis MO) and McEwen Nelson (Rolfe IA), husband, Donald Dean Stowell (Dakota City IA), children: Randall (Janelle) Stowell (Dakota City IA) and Mary (Lyle) Gronbach (Dakota City IA), grandchildren: Jennifer (Travis) Hodges (Fort Dodge IA), Nicole (Emiliano) Fusco (Dakota City IA), Sean (Katie) Rousseau (Dakota City IA), Brandon (Megan) Stowell (Fort Dodge IA), and Cole Boge (Humboldt IA), great grandchildren: Jasmine, Tate, Aiden, Bentlie, Brooklynn, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial services are pending. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fort Dodge.
JEANIE OTHELIA (NELSON) STOWELL