On Thursday, July 22, 2021, Darrell F. Fowler, loving husband and father, passed away peacefully at the age of 79.
Darrell was born on January 16, 1942 in Grand Rapids, MI to Chester and Arlene (Lardie) Fowler. Darrell served six years in the U.S. Navy, during which he met and married Linda Petrouskie. Linda and Darrell lived in several places throughout the East Coast and Midwest, before settling down in Lansing, Michigan to raise their two children, Scott and Jessica.
Darrell Fowler cherished family. He adored his wife Linda and they were happily married for 52 years. He was very proud of his two children, Jessica and Scott. The family enjoyed many trips across the U.S. over the years visiting everywhere from Maine to Washington State.
Darrell, Linda, and their family attended Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church in Lansing since the mid 1980’s and were active in the church and with their church family. He enjoyed playing an active role by leading the youth group and serving as a deacon and an elder. Darrell also cared deeply about Camp Greenwood, a church camp that he and his family spent many summers at.
Darrell never met a stranger and brought a smile to the face of everyone he met. He enjoyed brining laughter to the people around him and always had a joke or a story. He also was a gifted singer and was a member of the Navy’s Blue Jacket Choir when he was serving and was a member of the Men of Orpheus in Lansing for many years.
Darrell was preceded in death by his father, Chester Fowler, his mother Arlene Fowler, and his sister, Dorothy (Fowler) Rienks and her husband Benjamin Rienks. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Petrouskie) Fowler, his two children, Scott Fowler and Jessica Fowler, his brothers-in-law Gary (Ruth) Petrouskie, Brian (Tori) Petrouskie, and Glenn (Karen) Petrouskie. He also leaves behind several cousins and many nieces and nephews. Viewing will take place on Sunday, July 25, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 26, 2021 at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church 301 W. Jolly Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, The Men of Orpheus, or Fenner Nature Center. Online condolences may be left for his family at www.EstesLeadley.com.