John I. Rowe Jr. age 75, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born on Sept. 12, 1943, in Chicago to John and Darline (Colton) Rowe. He married Patricia Worm on Nov. 18, 1983.
John’s lifelong passion was training, racing and working with horses. He was involved in the 4-H program, where he would teach kids how to ride, show, and train. He also served as a show Judge. He enjoyed racing his own horses at Arlington Park, Belmoral Park, and Hawthorne Race Track. John was also a fan of western movies, and the Chicago Bears.
John is survived by his wife; children, Scott (Jennifer) Rowe, Kimberly (Adam) Shumpert and Sean Rowe; stepchildren, Alicia (Bob) Wilson, Ruth (Steve) Kormanak and Larry Ray; brother, Dennis Rowe; sister, Sharon (Tom) Powers; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a special thanks to Ryder Hergermann for being there throughout the days with us.
He was preceded by his mother and father.
Memorial visitation will be Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, from noon until the memorial service at 3 p.m. at Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to JourneyCare, 405 N. Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010, or Hooved Animal Humane Society, 10804 McConnell Road, Woodstock IL 60098.
For more information, call Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710, or visit the website at slmcfh.com.