John Fowler

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John O. Fowler, 88, of Belleville, IL, born September 26, 1931, in East St. Louis, IL, died Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Caseyville, IL.

John worked at Conrail Railroad as an office administrator before his retirement. He belonged to the Transportation Communications International Union AFO-CIO-CLC, the Belleville / Swansea Moose Lodge 1221, and to the Belleville VFW Post 1739.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Otis and Margaret, nee Fury, Fowler; three brothers, Charles, Harry and James; and two sisters, Dorothy and Alice.

He is survived by three daughters, Brinda Watson, Tana Richardson,
and Linda (Adrian) Reed;
a son, Russell Fowler;
six grandchildren, Lisa, Tom, Heather, Jamie,
Angela and Ryan;
eight great-grandchildren, Cory, Andrew, Kelsey,
Charli, Madison, Ryder, Olive, and Alex;
two sisters, Ruth and Esther;
a brother, Robert;
and a special friend, Mark Brawley.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Cari Frus officiating.



1 Comment on John Fowler

Deneen said : Guest Report Sep 30, 2019 at 9:36 PM

Linda, Brinda and Tana, I am so sorry you lost your dad. My sisters and I lost our dad in 2016. I know how hard it is not to be able to go to him and talk. Love to all of you

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