Dewey Allen Rowe

Dewey Allen Rowe age 75, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Dewey was born September 15, 1942 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Ed and Edna (Olson) Rowe. Dewey graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1960. He joined the United States Navy and served his country from 1961 to 1965 during the Vietnam War. He married Mary Jane Allen October 5, 1965 in Elk Point, South Dakota. He worked for Gate City Steel in Omaha, Nebraska for many years, he also worked for Airlite Plastics Company in the printing department in Omaha, Nebraska for seventeen years until he retired. He enjoyed camping and making a big “White Man Fire” so everyone had to sit way back. He loved being with his family and all the great grandchildren called him “Papa Janie”. He also liked to invent new things, which never amounted to anything really, but he was sure proud of himself for building these things like his solar panels, envelope machine and compost bucket. Taking a “papa short cut” will add hours to your destination. Dad, we will miss you and we will always be “Papa’s Angels”.

Dewey is preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Billy Rowe and Eddie Rowe, nephew Jimmy Rowe.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jane Rowe of Missouri Valley, Iowa, daughters: Jean Ann Kerger of Woodbine, Iowa, Sharon Rowe of Phoenix, Arizona, Barb Staben and husband David of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Julie Rowe of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Ginger Mahoney and husband Casey of Missouri Valley, Iowa, eleven grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, sister Annabelle Endicott of Orlando, Florida, and brother Raymond Rowe and wife Shirley of Salisaw, Oklahoma, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6pm at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Rand Center following the committal service at the cemetery.




In Loving Memory Of


Dewey Allen Rowe



September 15, 1942                             Missouri Valley, Iowa


Entered Into Rest

June 1, 2018                                       Missouri Valley, Iowa


Funeral Service

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hennessey Funeral Home

Missouri Valley, Iowa


Officiating                                             Pastor Dave Jareo


Musical Selections

“I Won’t Let Go”                               “Jealous of the Angels”

”One More Day”


Honorary Bearers

Rachel Rowe                                                     Ashley Rowe

Brittney Stueve                                               Sarah Johnsen

Hannah Mahoney                                               Emily Kerger


Casket Bearers

Casey Mahoney                                                 David Staben

Denis Staben                                                       John Staben

Josh Staben                                               Zackary Mahoney

Matt Kerger


Final Resting Place

Harris Grove Cemetery

Logan, Iowa


Military Honors will be conducted by Julius F. Muller American Legion Post #337.



  • Marv & Sharen Posted June 3, 2018 11:22 am

    Our love & prayers are with all the family..Dewey was such a special man & has a great family & beautiful wife!

  • Leia Johnsen Posted June 5, 2018 6:53 am

    Dear family
    As I’ve grown up with Dewey and Janie can’t tell you how much i think they were a very sweet family. My prayers for all of you. He is at peace now.
    John and Leia (Torgerson) Johnsen and family

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