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Edwin R. Rowatt

Edwin “Shavy” R. Rowatt, 87 of Streator passed away Wednesday (Jan. 8th) at Heritage Health Care.
A visitation will be held on Saturday from 9-11AM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:30AM at St. Michael the Archangel Church.
Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers will be David and Keith Rowatt.  Pallbearers will be Adam Divora, Dan Naughton, Brian, Brad, and Zack Rowatt, Lance Moritz, Eric Schafer, and Reed Naughton.  
Ed was born on August 15, 1926 in Streator, IL to William and Mildred (Nelson) Rowatt.
He married Lucille Elko on October 11, 1947.  She survives.
Also surviving are children, Joanne (Tom) Naughton of Grand Ridge, Robert Rowatt of Peru, Marianne (Alan) Divora of Wenona, and Richard (Kathy) Rowatt of Normal, 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ed retired from Owen’s Illinois Glass in 1985 and formerly owned B&D Printing.  He attended area grade schools and graduated from Streator High School in 1944, member of Knights of Columbus, St. Michael the Archangel Church and formerly of St. Stephen’s Church and served as past president of St. Stephen’s Parents Club.

Memorials may be directed to the Donor’s Choice.
Winterrowd Funeral Home
305 S. Park St.
Streator, Illinois 61364
(815) 672-2703

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I remember Shavy very well. He was a man of true character, kindness and dignity. Every single time I ever saw him, he was always smiling, fun and had a chuckle. Even when I emceed the annual Pastor's Mass and Breakfast many years, Shavy and my late Uncle Paul Hatzer were in charge and had every confidence in a young kid who worked on the radio.  I shall miss this wonderful man and share in sympathy with all of you.  Life is better because Shavy lived!

Raymond Smith Jan 20 2014 12:00 AM