Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc.

312 East Locust Street, Clearfield, PA


Kenneth E Rowles Sr.

February 23, 1931June 25, 2020

Kenneth E. Rowles, 89, of Clearfield passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 at UPMC Altoona Hospital. He was born on February 23, 1931 in Clearfield the son of the late Droze and Hazel (Carter) Rowles. On December 24, 1972 he married Helen (Allison) Rowles, who preceded him in death on August 7, 2013. Kenneth served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a truck driver for Soult Wholesale Company. He was a member and former fire chief for Lawrence Township, Forest Fire Warden, BPOE #540 and was a Scout Master for troop 3 for 25 years. Kenneth is survived by his three children: Gary Rowles of Brockway, Kenneth Jr. and his wife Pam of Clearfield and Linda and her husband David Bertiaux of CA; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; a half-brother, Gordon Rowles and step brother, Edward Welch. In addition to his parents and wife, Kenneth was preceded in death by an infant sister, a brother Harold Rowles, a step brothers: Robert Welch, a granddaughter, Terri Rowles and a great grandson, Anjin Rowles. At the wishes of Mr. Rowles there with be no services. Burial will be in Snyder Cemetery. The Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield are in charge of the arrangements. To send online tributes go to www.bennettandhouser.com or www.mem.com


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Pamela Rowles

June 30, 2020

He was a very good man with many talents. He served for his country along with his hometown community. He was very involved with the Lawrence Township Fire Department being chief for 25 years along with being Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts for many years. He also was very fond of woodworking, making many pictures, clocks and jewelry boxes, many of which I am proud to own. He was a very caring father, grandfather and father-in-law. He will always be remembered and deeply missed. This community has lost a very good man 💔

Charlie Wall

June 27, 2020

Ken was a good friend for more years than I can remember. When we would get together, the conversation would go one of two ways; trucking, or the fire service, but we always had something to talk about. But more importantly, he was a brother firefighter, and one for whom I had tremendous respect. When you talk about brotherhood in the fire service, age is irrelevant; we are all the same, and we are all brothers. Rest easy, Chief; we’ll take it from here.

Rick Kendrick

June 26, 2020

Ken was a member of Sparkling Spring(s) Hunting and Fishing Camp, and was very helpful in all kinds of projects and upgrades we did to the camp and grounds over the years. He was a camp trustee for many years, and always stepped up to the tasks that needed done. He did a lot of wiring and pluming and carpentry there for the rest of us camp members. He liked to run the log splitter at fall woodcutting. Ken was our oldest member, when he passed this earth. He loved to hunt and score the buck racks(antlers) for others as well as the nice ones he got. He liked to come to the feeds and parties we had and would bring many guests at times to share time with there. For many years he would have his own gathering of friends there in the fall to shoot guns and his brother loved to play poker with us and others. I will miss Ken, and remember him fondly. He was always complimentary to me and and helpful in many of my tasks there. He was quick with a joke and had a friendly smile

Ann welch

June 26, 2020

Ken was a Dog Lover,had a Yorkie puppy that was keeping him busy and too much for him, But he Loved her.
He loved yo go fishing, had a boat, he and his step brother Ed went out some.We will miss him, I talked to him a couple of weeks ago,
He was trying to potty train "Peaches", wasn't having much luck.
Ken JR. took good care of him.We will all miss him, he had a Good sense of homer.My Deppest Sympathy, Ann Welch