Steven McDowell
Steven McDowell
  • May 4, 1950 - April 11, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Steven A. McDowell, 67, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his home in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne. He retired from Group Decko in Garrett. Steven proudly served his country in the US Army; he was a Green Beret in Special Forces. He served two tours in the Vietnam War where he earned the Purple Heart medal; the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/3BSS, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Device 1960, Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm, Combat Infantryman Badge, 2 Oversees Bars, Sharpshooter Badge w/ Rifle Bar and a Sharpshooter Badge w/ Grenade Bar. What he enjoyed most was spending time with family and watching John Wayne movies. Surviving are his wife Georgia, children, Scot McDowell, Steven (Mackenzie) McDowell, Monica McDowell, and Amanda McDowell; step-children Tom (Michele) Guin, Rachel Guin-Lowry and Kimberly Guin-Pushman; 15 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and brothers Jim McDowell and Don McDowell. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy McDowell, father, Dewey L. McDowell; and brothers, Raymond and Butch McDowell.
Funeral service will be 2pm, Saturday, April 22, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 5 to 8pm, Friday, April 21, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to the Wounded Warriors Project.