Everett Fowler went where his work took him

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Funeral services for Everett M. Fowler, 78, of Glenham were held Monday, May 7, 2012, at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church.

Burial was in the Glenham Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Everett passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at his home in Glenham.

Everett was born Aug. 23, 1933, to Everett K. and Georgia (Thomas) Fowler in Belle Fourche. He attended and graduated from Belle Fourche High School in 1951. In high school he played football and sang in the mixed choir. He was also a member of the National Guard. He worked for his dad on the ranch near Sundance, Wyo.

Everett married Lorraine Schlomer at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church on Dec. 19, 1954. They moved to Sundance and Everett continued to work for his dad. In the spring of 1956 they moved to Spearfish and continued his carpenter work and started his own drywall business, Fowler Drywall, Inc.

In 1962 they moved to Aberdeen where he continued his drywall business, and in 1963 he built a lovely four-bedroom home. While in Aberdeen, he helped plan and build and did all the drywall at Trinity Lutheran Church and held several leadership positions in that church.

Then in 1983 they moved back to Spearfish where he did carpenter work and Conklin roofing. In 1987 they went to Mesa, Ariz., for the winter months and there he did home maintenance, built decks and painted homes. Then in the spring they went back to Spearfish where he continued painting and Conklin roofing.

In 1997 they bought a doublewide mobile home in Glenham. He painted the inside and outside and built a deck, a storage shed and also planted a lot of trees. Everett was a member of the St. Jacobi Lutheran Church.

Everett is survived by his wife, Lorraine; and six daughters, Deborah (Dana) Barnes, Cynthia (Dwight) Luedtke, Susan (Brian) Flanery, Brenda (Craig) Kuckelburg, Belinda (Jim) Marcrum and Sandra Fowler; 17 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers Robert (Sharon) of Casper, Wyo., Guy of Sheridan, Wyo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents.

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