Joseph Rowland

Obituary for Joseph Rowland

October 27, 1939 - July 31, 2018
Ringwood, Illinois | Age 78

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, and Brother


Joseph Ben Rowland, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Ringwood. He was born on October 27, 1939, the son of Walter Rudolph and Leona (nee Williams) Rowland. On April 19, 1965, he married the love of his life, Joyce Ellen Bloede, at First Baptist Church in Waukegan.
Joe served our great country in the United States Army during the Cold War (stationed in Germany). He was also part of the National Guard. Joe grew up in rural eastern Kentucky and in his spare time enjoyed logging at his family property. Joe retired from the Village of Buffalo Grove as the foreman of the Water and Sewer department and later he worked for the Village of McCullom Lake's one man maintenance department. He helped build the Evangelical Free Church of McHenry and loved to serve behind the scenes for the MEFC family. Joe loved spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce; dear children: Scott A. Wickman, Joel B. Rowland, Janel L. Buechler, Joseph R. Rowland; cherished grandchildren: Emilee, Kailee, Colt, Rebekah, Ethan, Bret, Titus, Seth, Levi, Shoshana, Lilliana, Sadie, Joseph. He is further survived by his adored great-grandchildren: Heather, Ethan, Lagertha and loving sister: Clara Rowland.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers: John and David Rowland, sister: Velma Reynolds and son: Justin Ben Rowland.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018, from 1:30pm to the time of service at 3:30pm at McHenry Evangelical Free Church, 2614 N. Ringwood Rd. McHenry, IL. Interment will be Monday, August 6, 2018, at 10:30am at Ringwood Cemetery in Ringwood.
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