Amaryllis "Amy-Ami" Sowl

August 12, 1929November 13, 2018
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Amaryllis L. (Amy-Ami) Sowl, age 89, of The Mount Royal Pines died on November 13, 2018 at Lakeshore Lutheran. She battled courageously with multiple physical issues. She was surrounded by her loving family at this time.

Amy was born on August 12, 1929 in Rice Lake, WI to Alex and Edith Howie. She graduated from Rice Lake High. She was active in 4-H, winning grand Champion Honors; with her Jersey Calf three years in a row.

Amy was a bright light to everyone she came in contact with. She was passionately patriotic and unwavering in her support for disadvantaged and underserved people. She embraced Everyone. She gave unconditionally of her time.

Amy took classes at UMD so she could assist children with dyslexia at Cobb School. She was active at Trinity Lutheran Church, serving on many committees; including Altar-Guild, Funeral lunches, Quilting and many more. She also was a big contributor of her time in the Woodland Community as an election Judge, Hockey Mom, and much more. She was interested in history and very proud of her Scottish Roots.

She loved spending time with her husband Fred and was a regular at his Class of “51” Denfeld Reunions. She also met monthly with Police retiree’s and significant others for 26 years. Her love and devotion to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren is legendary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Maxine, Robert, Jamie, and Phyllis; and her sons, Mark Sowl and Jeffrey Cook.

Our beloved Amy will be missed by her loving husband of 57 years, Fred Sowl; children, Mike Cook, Gail (Warren) Taylor, Allen Sowl (Michelle), George Sowl (Linda), David Sowl and Kathy (Eric) Sowl Chelini; daughter-in-law, Rita Cook; grandchildren, Dawn, Derek, Devon, Nicky, Shannon, Jamie, Robbie, Marquita, Danyl, Sam, Josh, Carrie, Thomas, and Jessica; and 18 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

A sincere and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Craig Gilbertson and to the staff at Lakeshore Lutheran.

Visitation 5 – 7 pm Saturday, November 17th at the Jarvi Dowd Funeral Home, 925 E. 4th Street. Funeral Service: 2:00 pm Sunday, November 18th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1108 E. 8th Street, Duluth, with a Visitation One Hour Prior at the church. Interment will be in Oneota Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1108 E. 8th Street, Duluth.


  • Fred Sowl, Husband
  • Mike Cook, Son
  • Gail (Warren) Taylor, Daughter
  • Allen (Michelle) Sowl, Son
  • George (Linda) Sowl, Son
  • David Sowl, Son
  • Kathy (Eric) Sowl Chelini, Daughter
  • Rita Cook, Daughter-in-law
  • Amy is also survived by her grandchildren, Dawn, Derek, Devon, Nicky, Shannon, Jamie, Robbie, Marquita, Danyl, Sam, Josh, Carrie, Thomas, and Jessica; and her 18 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

  • George Sowl, Active Pallbearer
  • David Sowl, Active Pallbearer
  • Shannon Soule, Active Pallbearer
  • Tom Mischke, Active Pallbearer
  • Carrie Sowl, Active Pallbearer
  • Eric Chelini, Active Pallbearer
  • Warren Taylor, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Cook, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Evening Visitation Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, November 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 18, 2018

Amaryllis "Amy-Ami" Sowl

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Cindy Mischke

November 17, 2018

My deepest condolences for the entire Sowl family. Praying for peace and comfort in this time of loss and sorrow. May your hearts mend but never forget all the memories you each have of a wonderful lady. Rest In Peace Amy. You will be missed.

Cindy Mischke

Lee and Jill Howie

November 16, 2018

Uncle Fred,

Words cannot reveal what we all feel in our hearts at this time. Aunt Amy was truly an Angel on earth. She is with God and family and I hope you can find peace in that knowledge.

We love you all.

Lee and Jill

Tom Beltt

November 16, 2018

My sincere condolences to Fred and the rest of Amy's family. I will always remember Amy as a very kind woman of quiet dignity. May she now rest in peace.

Janice Rudolph

November 16, 2018

Our condolences to Fred and their family. Amy and Fred were wonderful neighbors.

Fred and Jan Rudolph