The Obit For Paul Stowell

Paul C. Stowell Jr.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on September 16, 2012

Paul C. Stowell Jr., 81, passed away on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Heritage Woods in Huntley.

Paul was born in Philadelphia, Pa. to Paul C. Stowell Sr. and Marion Schofield Stowell, on March 9, 1931. He married Jean Kittinger Stowell on Feb. 20, 1954. They moved to Elgin in 1964 and lived there ever since.

After graduating from high school, Paul played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians organization and later for the Philadelphia Athletics. He managed and coached baseball in the Elgin National Little League, Elgin Teener League and Elgin Senior League, and refereed and assisted coaching youth hockey.

He graduated from Temple University with a degree in engineering and eventually was a partner in Chicago Power and Processing, and owner of D&W Technology.

Paul was a gourd aficionado, and an accomplished Master Gardner with a propensity for teaching, and he specialized in raised beds. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time at his woodland property in Wisconsin. His other interests included membership at First United Methodist Church in Elgin and with the Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by Jean, his wife of 57 years, and is survived by his son, Scott Stowell of Ely, Minn.; daughter, the Rev. Kimberly Stowell of Ripon, Wis.; and daughter-in-law DyAnne Korda of Ely, Minn.

A memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at First United Methodist Church, 216 E. Highland Ave. in Elgin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Paul's name to the Eagle Nature Foundation in Apple River, Ill., (www.eaglenature.com) and the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minn., (www.wolf.org).