Robert D. Rowe

January 23, 1930March 25, 2013

Robert Dean Rowe of Fort Wayne passed away on March 25, 2013 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. He was born on January 23, 1930 in Huntington. He graduated from Huntington High School and Indiana University as a Sigma Chi, serving as president his senior year. He served our country in the U.S. Navy and Air Force aboard the USS Hawk based out of New Orleans, he was wounded in the shoulder aboard ship by friendly fire. He was employed by Brown Shoe Company out of Chicago and Indianapolis. Owner of family businesses; Metoliod Oil in Huntington and then traffic manager for Union Oil in Los Angeles. Returning to Huntington as owner and manager of Brown & Rowe Shoe businesses and overseeing Rowe Industries after his father passed away. At that time Bob was involved in Dan Quayles congressional campaign and senate campaign, managing Quayle/Lugar office in Fort Wayne and then V.P. at Quayles office in Indianapolis. He was currently employed as a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Roth Werly Graber in the Coventry office. He had a great zest for life and will to golf at the Fort Wayne Country Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Velma and Elmer Rowe and survived by his wife of 47 years of marriage: Bette Sue Rowe.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at The Chapel, 2505 W. Hamilton Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 29, 2013 following visitation at 5:00 pm at The Chapel, 2505 W. Hamilton Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana with Pastor Rick Hawks officiating.

Entombment will take place at a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Huntington.

Memorial donations may be made out to The Chapel or Huntington Humane Society or to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home all in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 29, 2013

Robert D. Rowe

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Jody Randol

April 17, 2013

Bette Sue, Recently heard of Bob's passing and wanted you know how often I think so fondly of our Dan Qualye days! Sending my deepest sympathies with much love!

Leenie Farley

April 13, 2013

Bette Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. Meeting you and Bob in San Diego this past Dec 7th was an awesome experience. I had looked forward to seeing both of you at the next Sons & Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors convention.
Thank you so much for being there for my family as we cope with the death of our aunt. It's not easy for you to attend her services, since Bob's passing was just weeks ago. Your friendship means the world to me.

Jerry Ann Piontkowski

April 4, 2013

We met Bob at your home a few years ago and I spent a very enjoyable time with both of you in St. Pete's Beach, FL at the Kiwi Convention last year. Bob seemed so very nice, considerate and a loving, kind husband. I know you are heartbroken. May God comfort you!

Love Jerry Ann

Audrey Daenzer

April 2, 2013

Bette Sue,
We just learned of Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob will be greatly missed. We have very found memories. With Love, Audrey and Klaus Daenzer

Madonna and Bob Jeffers

March 30, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

marylou & Gene Habecker

March 30, 2013

Dear Bette, our hearts ache with you as you mourn the loss of your best friend and love of your life. To know we will all see him again gives much comfort, especially as we celebrate the Risen Saviour this Easter. We would have been there with you, unfortunately we are in CA.. our thoughts and prayers, and much love, marylou abd Gene Habecker

Steven Shine

March 29, 2013

I will miss my beloved friend and mentor.
Bob, you placed great faith in me and I will, for the rest of my life, always be indebted to you. Jody and I love you and Bette Sue.

Ramona Kipfer

March 29, 2013

Please know you have my most profound sympathy and prayers for Divine sustaining comfort during this time of ultimate sorrow.

Chris Spurr

March 29, 2013

Condolences to Bette Sue and family. Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. -Vis Per Mare

March 29, 2013

Bette Sue, we were so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob & Linda Smith