Hans Lee Fowler was escorted by angels into the loving arms of Jesus on March 27, 2018 at his home in Urbandale, Iowa. Lee’s well-lived faith walk ended with his wife and daughters at his side. Memorial services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 602 S. 14th Street, Adel, Iowa on April 21st at 11:00 a.m.

Lee was born May 19, 1926 in Estherville, Iowa to John Wilbur and Martha Minna (Dörffel) Fowler. One of 14 children, Lee attended schools in Estherville and graduated in 1944. In August 1947, he was united in marriage to Joyce Marilyn Bremer of May City, Iowa. To this union were born five girls and two boys.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Estherville, Iowa in 1948. Lee was a devout believer that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior and tried to live that faith. His prayer was that all his family will join him for eternity in God’s heavenly Kingdom. Lee and Joyce have been members of Faith Lutheran Church since moving to Adel in 1981.

Lee is preceded in death by his son, Michael Dean Fowler; his parents; grandparents; four brothers; seven sisters; a grandson; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Left to mourn his loss are Joyce, his wife of 70 years; daughters, Jackie (Jim) Peers, Sandy (Dan) Wiederholt, Patti (Paul) Grasso, Peggy (Craig) Havener, and Kim (Tim) McKenna; son, Jon (Bonnie) Fowler; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Nellie Phillips and Evelyn Zhorne; as well as many cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Lee’s name to Faith Lutheran Church with funds to be used for Faith Scholarship Fund for Pre-School and College.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Service Details

Family will greet friends following the service.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
11:00 am
Faith Lutheran Church
602 S. 14th Street
Adel, Iowa
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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