Feb. 2, 1953-June 10, 2013
Marie L. Mowers, 60, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, June 10, 2013 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes.
Marie Louise Mowers was born to Basil and Adeline (Wilmes) Rowland on February 2, 1953 in Park Rapids. She grew up and attended school in Park Rapids, graduating from Park Rapids High School in 1971.
On September 30, 1972 she was united in marriage to John Mowers in Detroit Lakes. She attended Culinary School at the Northwest Technical College in Detroit Lakes.
Marie operated a daycare at her home for 28 years. Over the years she also worked at SJ Rhombus and Walmart, and most recently worked at Cenex in Detroit Lakes.
Marie was an active volunteer in the community, who enjoyed grocery shopping for the elderly. She also enjoyed reading, gardening and rummage sales.
Surviving Marie are her two sons, Jason Mowers and Steven Mowers, both of Detroit Lakes; two brothers, Raymond Rowland of Victoria, Texas, and Dale (Sandi) Rowland of Park Rapids; three sisters, Diane (Gus) Boldt of Inez, Texas, Carol Irvin, of Nisswa and Mary (David) Arvik of Park Rapids; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband, John (2008); and her parents.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 16, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.
A mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 17 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with interment in the church cemetery.
Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the guestbook section at www.westkjos.com.