Pitman Funeral Home

Service Schedule

Kevin Rowe

Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Visitation Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 12:00 noon

Service Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Webb Cemetery, Tunnel Hill, IL

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.

Kevin D. Rowe, age 63, of Lake St. Louis, MO (formerly of Geneseo, IL), passed away peacefully at home on May 5, 2016 after a valiant eighteen month battle with pancreatic cancer. Kevin was born in Rock Island, IL on November 19, 1952 to John and Marcella Rowe. He graduated from Alleman High School in Rock Island in 1971 and Black Hawk College in Moline, IL in 1973. Kevin graduated with an engineering degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL in 1975. While Kevin attended SIU, he met the love of his life, Rebecca Whitehead. They were married on June 11, 1977 in Mount Vernon, IL. Together, they shared nearly thirty-nine years of marriage. Kevin was employed by GE, where he worked as an account manager in industrial sales. He was a devoted and loving father to his daughter, Laura. He took great pleasure in coaching Laura’s softball teams and attending her various sports and school activities. As a father, he was most proud to live long enough to see Laura earn a doctoral degree in December of 2015. Kevin enjoyed being a car enthusiast, playing golf, piloting his beloved airplane, cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals, being a handyman, and visiting with friends. Kevin is survived by his wife, Rebecca Rowe, of Lake St. Louis; daughter and son-in-law, Laura Rowe and Andrew Schmuck of O’Fallon, MO; mother, Marcella Rowe, of East Moline, IL; brother, Greg Rowe, of East Moline, IL; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Rotha Bahr of Carbondale, IL, Carl and Linda Ruhe of Marion, IL, Wayne and Linda Whitehead of West Lafayette, IN, and Dr. Mark and Candace Whitehead of Marion, IL, along with several nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John Rowe; father and mother-in-law, Wm. Wayne and Ruth Whitehead; and one brother-in-law, Dan Marcum. The funeral service will be at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville, MO, with the Rev. John Holst officiating. Visitation will precede the funeral from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Interment will be on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Webb Cemetery in Tunnel Hill, IL. For those who wish, memorial expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and mailed to Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385. Memorial contribution envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

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