Williamsburg-Louis Eugene Rowe was born September 1, 1953 in Williamsburg, Iowa, the son of Ernest and Florine (Iburg) Rowe. He attended Williamsburg High School graduating with the class of 1971. Louis joined the United States Navy in 1971. He received his Certificate of Graduation from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Harley Davidson Motorcycle Technology Certificate in 1988 in Phoenix, Arizona. He enjoyed working on and collecting cars, attending car shows, playing Texas Hold-em, playing cards with the ole boys in Marengo, spending time with his family and was always known to wear his bib overalls and train conductors cap while cruising in his baby blue Chevy S-10. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Louis passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 68 years.
He is survived by his mother Florine Rowe; daughter Julie (Chad) Maxfield of North Liberty; 5 grandchildren Taylor (Abbie) of Coralville, Wesley (Christy) of Williamsburg, Rylea, Jack, and Owen Maxfield all of North Liberty; 5 great grandchildren David, Owen, Fynlee, Raylen and Mayvin; two brothers Douglas (Diane) Rowe of Conroy and David (Christina Thomas) Rowe of Williamsburg; nephews Aaron, Azariah, Jared, Jacob Rowe, and Cody Thomas; nieces Sarah Rogness and Alisha Calow; and many great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Ernest Rowe, nephew Justin Rowe, and a friend Scott Gingerich.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 am Friday, August 5, 2022 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Williamsburg. Burial will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. A memorial fund has been established for Essence of Life Hospice, LIS Scholarship Fund & Disabled Veterans Association. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com