Arlo D. Rowland,
Arlo D. Rowland,
Arlo D. Rowland, 86, of Chatfield, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at

Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

Arlo Duane Rowland was born Dec. 15, 1925, to Merle and Maggie Rowland

in Gary (Deuel County), South Dakota. Arlo lived with his parents in

southwestern Minnesota until moving to a farm in Sibley County near Gaylord

in 1933. He attended school in Gaylord and served with the Army during World

War II. Arlo served again during the Korean Con-flict. He married Janice

Red-man in Winthrop on Sept. 24, 1947. They were blessed with three sons.

Arlo was baptized and confirmed as an adult at the Luth-eran Church in

Dodge Center on April 11, 1954.

He was employed in the Gaylord area with Mueller Well Co. prior to

moving to Kasson. In Kasson, he was employed with Lampland Well Co. In 1958

he started Rowland Well Co. moving to Byron and in 1960 moved his family and

business to Chatfield. He held a well drilling license and provided pump

installation and repair. The first well drilled was in Chatfield on May 25,

1959. He was a licensed member with the Minnesota Deptartment of Health and

Minnesota Well Association.

Arlo was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Chatfield and enjoyed

many leisure interests including, boating, snowmobiling, playing cards,

walking, exercise and TV. He was a member of the Veter-ans of Foreign Wars

and American Legion and proudly served with the VFW Honor Guard.

In August 2010, Arlo moved to the Chatfield Care Center because of

health reasons.

Arlo is survived by his wife, Janice of Chatfield; sons, Douglas (Kimi);

Steven (Nancy); and Neil all of Chat-field; seven grandchildren, Renee

Bennett of Harlingen, Texas; Mickey (friend, Tanya) Rowland of Rochester;

Gregory (Melinda) Rowland of St. Paul; Michelle Rowland of Belton, Texas;

Scott Rowland, Adam (Trista) Rowland and Benjamin (Katie) Rowland all of

Chat-field; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Ardell Rowland (friend,

Mary) of Scottville, Mich.; Alan (Laurie) Rowland of Burnsville; sisters,

Elva Senske; Eunice (Alex) Gasow; Mavis (John) Siewert; Lorna Kuphal; Lois

Frauen-dienst all of Gaylord; Sharon (Lance) Larson of Watertown, S.D.; Mary

(Kenneth) Water-man of Blaine; Linda (Marvin) Wal-lender of Manton, Mich;

and brother-in-law David Red-man of Winthrop; sister-in-law, Alice Redman of

Kasson and former daughter-in-law, Rosie Rowland of Chatfield. He was also

survived by many neph-ews, nieces and other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Maggie Rowland;

Janice's parents, Elmer and Minnie Redman; sisters, Joyce Borchert, Marlys

Rowland and Kathy Knacke and her husband, Roger Knacke; brother-in-laws,

May-nard Borchert, Albert Kuphal, Clarence Senske and Lowell Redman;

sister-in-law, Darlene Majeski and husband Harold "Joe" Majeski.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday Dec. 3, at St. Paul

Lutheran Church in Chatfield, with Pastor Paul Preston officiating.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Riley

Funeral Home in Chatfield, and one hour prior to the service at the church


Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Chatfield with military

honors by the Chatfield VFW Post #6913.

Riley Funeral Home in Chat-field is in charge of arrangements.

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