Life Story / Obituary
Douglas Walter Stowe, 84 of Traverse City died Wednesday, July 27, 2022. He was born on February 25, 1938 in Suttons Bay the son of Walter Taft and Ellen Elizabeth (Swanson) Stowe.
After high school he joined the Army where he was given an accommodation for excellence in the Military Police. After his Military Service he returned to Suttons Bay worked at Morey’s Grocery Store. In the early 1970’s he moved to Traverse City to work at Union Market Grocery Store; where he eventually became the owner. After selling the store, he was recruited to work at Meijer where he retired after 30 years of service. He was a member of the American Military League and the American Legion.
He adored his beloved dogs. He loved working on his lawn and enjoyed seeing his family. He loved listening to music and wood working in his garage.
He is survived by his 1st wife Nancy (Priest) and 3rd wife, Carolann (Kitchen) Stowe; 3 biological children, Lori (Ben) Buchan, Ellen (Rick) Montoya and Steve (Carol) Stowe; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 4 stepchildren; step-grandchildren, and step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ellen; sister, Delores Couturier; 2nd wife Beatress (Sosinski); grandson, Mitchell Montoya; granddaughter, Candice Nedow; stepdaughter, Kris Drake; Step-mother, Mary (Moe) Stowe; step-siblings, Carol (Moe) Livingston, Maryalice (Moe) Herman, Lud Moe, Harold (Jim) Moe.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cherryland Humane Society or to his friend Jerry Bohrer at his Go Fund Me page to help Jerry as he fights his Leukemia.
The family will greet friends starting at 11 am, Monday August 8th, 2022 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Traverse City, followed by Memorial Services at 12 noon. Graveside Services and military honor will start at 2pm at the Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery, Herman Rd., Suttons Bay followed by luncheon at VI Grill (Eddie’s).
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