John E. McDowell, age 65, of Columbiaville died June 4, 2017 at home with his loving family.
John was born March 6, 1952 in Lapeer. The son of the late Donald and Norma Jean McDowell. He later married Joan I. Curell on August 5, 1978 in North Branch. John was a member of the International Tae-Kwon-Do Association, West Deerfield United Methodist Church, and taught in the Marlette school district for 35 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed woodworking, drawing, but most of all spending time with his family and friends.
John is survived by his wife Joan,
Children: Angela (Joel) Grasak, David (Ryoko) McDowell, Gregory (Hailey) McDowell, and Joseph (Claire) McDowell, siblings: Ann Marie (Melvin) Dorries, Fred (Carolyn) McDowell, Leroy (Janice Szuber) McDowell, and grandchildren: Abe, Isaac, Grace, Quincy, Daphney, Oliver, and Jonathan. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ron, and sister-inlaw Peggy McDowell.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of John’s life will take place 6:00 PM on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Calvary Bible Church in Lapeer. Pastor Jeremy Lazzell officiating. Interment of cremains will take place in West Deerfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of John may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, United Hospice of Marlette, or the Family.