Darrell F. Fowler

Darrell F. FowlerOn 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.

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July 23, 2021 at 12:17 pm

I was saddened to read this in the newspaper. Keeping Linda, Jessica and Scott in my thoughts and prayers. I have such fond memories of our two families at church and in our neighborhood. Peace and love to you!

Pamela Prokop
July 23, 2021 at 4:40 pm

We will miss your smiling face at Men of Orpheus.

Tim & Kim Rienks
July 23, 2021 at 7:54 pm

Surprised and then saddened to hear of Uncle D’s passing. Had spoken with him by phone a few weeks back. Darrell had several stories like always. Brought back memories of meeting up with him when I was at Michigan and he was over to service his Plymouth & Livonia accounts. Rest easy and know you were blessed!!

Roger And Kerri Somerville
July 26, 2021 at 10:40 am

We always enjoyed both Darrell and Linda’s company. Especially watching MSU football games with the Halik’s. Always a pleasure to be around. He will be missed.

Peter & Lara Rienks
August 12, 2021 at 4:18 pm

Was very sad to hear of Uncle Darrell’s passing will miss the many phone conversations,visits,stories,dinners or lunches and many other things He is truly going to be missed but we have all been blessed by his time with each and every one of us and known that he cared about each and every one of us.
Rest in Peace my good man
Your shift is over
My The Lord Bless You


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