Michael David Rowe

July 20, 1963 ‒ December 28, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Michael David Rowe, 55, of Mount Vernon passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 20, 1963 in Mount Vernon to Bonnie Jean (Lewis) Rowe and the late David Martin Rowe.

Michael worked in the Maintenance Department at Omega in Sunbury and was a graduate of the Real Estate program at the Ohio State University Newark.  He was a member of the Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon.   His hobbies included but not limited to paintballing with sons, rescuing abandoned animals, especially dogs, taking walks with dogs, motorcycle riding and since 1980 racing a Pacemakers Dragway Park.  Michael had a great respect for our Military.  He loved spending time with his family and always made sure he got the last word.

Michael is survived by his wife, Martha R. (Siegfried) Rowe whom he married on July 15, 1983; sons, Michael Louis (Suzanna) Rowe of Fredericktown and  Shawn Michael (Kristina) Rowe of Bangs; grandchildren, Sidney Rachel Rowe, Shawn Michael Rowe Jr. and Cameron Matthew Rowe; his mother, Bonnie of Mount Vernon; his sister, Traci Lynn (Jim) Rowe-Caple of Hilliard; nieces Alicia Caple, Stephanie Caple, Jordan Caple; his special aunt Joella Hunt; and his canine companions, Sable and Tiger.

In addition to his father, Michael was preceded in death by his grandmother Velma Lewis; and two of his canine companions, Chief and Jasmine.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019 with Pastor Ken Springer officiating.  A final run at Pacemakers Dragway Park will follow the funeral service and burial will be in Mound View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donation be made to your local animal rescue in Michael’s memory.

To share a memory or send an expression of sympathy to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Michael David Rowe.


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  • Michael, I am thankful to have spent time getting to know you and your wonderful family. It was fun seeing the great things you can do with cars and you have beautiful dogs. Thank you for taking such good care of our beautiful sister. It was easy to see your closeness and love. Until we meet again.

  • I am going to miss you Uncle. I know we bumped heads at one point in time, but that’s coming from strong families. I love you to no end. Like my mom said, thank you for being such a great protector and patron for my Auntie and cousins. You were an all around great man. I wish we all lived closely, I would’ve loved to learn about cars from you. I remember at one point you wanted me to fly over and buy your white mustang because it was a dream car for me. Wishing I could’ve. It would’ve been awesome memories made. I will hold on to the ones that we did get to make though. I am glad you are no longer in pain, and walking the streets of gold with your beautiful pups in a new young healthy body. Until we meet again.

  • Martha and family,
    I am saddened by the loss of my friend I met in band at school years ago, who continued to be my friend along with his wonderful wife Martha until he gained his angel wings. I know he was well received in heaven and several of his loving German Shepherds were there to reunite with him. He will live through you and your family and will continue watching over you until you meet again. There is a new star in heaven shine bright my friend ⭐️

  • I am so sorry :'( I met your beautiful wife Martha through my daughter but never gotten to meet you but from Facebook posts, I knew you were a good man, Rest in Peace handsome Angel.

  • Martha, Michael, Shawn, I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s Passing. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Families at this time of Loss.

  • I am still at a loss for words even though we knew this day was to come. As you join the ancestors know that as happy as they will be to receive you home – we shall miss you that much more.
    Siokwil for chosing our Martha. The love you shared is one many can only hope to find. I am glad to have met you & the family that you leave behind. You will be dearly missed.
    Safe Journey.
    Martha & family – release the tears & comfort one another. I shall go to our spot on the beach & look high above. The streaking light, racing across the sky will be his light. Taking his place, joining the ancestors & shining bright for you. Traditionally, we do not say good bye – we say see you later & wave with a come back motion so you know you are always welcome. Know that we stand & share our tears with all of you during this sad time.
    +♡+ Hugs & prayers from all of us to all of you.

  • We r sorry to hear of Mikes passing…he was a good friend at Trw…was really funny ..and enjoyed working with him…I am sure he is sleeping with the Angels…now…love Mike and Kay Sigman

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Mikes passing , May God Bless and keep him in his loving arms now and free of pain, may the families find comfort in each other and know God is with you as well, (co-worker TRW) Wendy Wagner

  • Dear Bonnie and Family, My heart aches for you all. I am sure that Michael’s Dad was there to welcome him into Heaven, along with others who have made the journey before him. You have had so much, but you are so strong and with your family’s love, you will get through this loss too. May it help to know that you have many friends who care about you. We are sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely, Susan (Nash) and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Martha. I’m very sorry for the loss of your husband. Praying for you and all of your family to find strength and peace at this sad time.

  • May many memories of Michael help to sustain you at this most difficult time. We know he will be missed. Martha and children please have some comfort knowing the future of our loved ones at John 5:28,29.

  • God Bless your Family so sorry to here of Mike. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family 🙏🙏🙏

  • Oh, Martha, I did not know he was ill at all. I am so deeply sorry for you and for your family. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

  • So sorry for the lost of such a wonderful life so soon, I have been a close friend of your sister and family for several years and got to know you through her, although I have never met you. My condolences to your close family and all the friends that love you, Rest in peace, and give your dad a hug from all of us.
    The Loughridge family

  • Martha, My heart goes out to you at the loss of your dear Michael. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Martha so sorry to hear of Mikes passing Jeff and I give our deepest sympathy we pray to God to give you the strength to get through this difficult time God just got another angel until we meet again someday all our love and prayers Cheryl and Jeff Gaddis

  • Martha and Family , I am so very sorry for your loss. When ever I would happen to see Mike which wasn’t very often but he would have a smile on his face. I enjoyed your tribute video. May God Bless You All.