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Arthur Raymond Stowers

Arthur Raymond Stowers
STOWERS
Arthur Raymond Stowers, 63, of Sparta, IL; born on August 29, 1958 in Old DuQuoin, IL, the son of Raymond “Joe Bob” and Sybil Louise Stowers; passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Arthur was a commercial truck driver for 34 years.  He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids.  In Arthur’s younger days he enjoyed going to Mary’s Creek to fish with his wife, Renate.  They would sit on the muddy bank together and fish for hours, enjoying the time away from work.  Arthur loved animals, especially his pet cat, Sugar.  He was a man of faith and always put God first. 
Arthur is survived by his loving wife – Renate (Sturber) Stower of Sparta, IL to whom he married on October 4, 1984 in Chester, IL; two daughters – Jane Boice of Steeleville, IL and Karen (Joel) Hepp of Steeleville, IL; six grandchildren – Michael (Christina) Downen of Jackson, MO, James (Christa) Boice of Pevely, MO, Dustin Boice of Steeleville, IL, Nicholas (Lindsey) Hudson of Carbondale, IL, Jaylynn Hepp of Steeleville, IL and Peyton Hepp of Steeleville, IL; six great grandchildren – Cristlyn Boice, Addy Boice, Caidyn Downen, Jaclyn Boice, Maxwell Hudson, and Norah Hudson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers – Wayne Stowers and David Stowers; stepson – Brian McDonald; sons-in-law – Tom Boice and Mac McKinley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Randolph County Humane Society or the American Legion Riders Club.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.
A celebration of life will be held at the Steeleville American Legion on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.  Military honors will be conducted by the Army National Guard Funeral Honors Detail and the American Legion Riders Club.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements
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  1. Cindy Westenberger says:

    Renate I am so sorry. All my love Cindy

  2. Diana Morgan says:

    Jane I am so sorry for you and your family loss. Prayers for all of you.

  3. Sharon Chaney says:

    So sorry for the loss of your dear husband. May you feel the peace and comfort from our Heavenly Father during the coming days ahead. Hugs to you, my friend.

  4. Michele Deocareza says:

    So very sorry Renate. Art sure did put up a good fight, but now he’s no longer in pain. Hugs and prayers for you and the family. Keep those wonderful memories in your heart.

  5. Alan Gerstenschlager says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss and pray God gives you peace and comfort during these difficult times. RIP my friend.

  6. Robin Harrison says:

    So very sorry for the loss of your husband. Sending up prayers for you and your family.

  7. Sandy Foster says:

    All my love and hugs to you and your family.

  8. Nancy Schanz says:

    I am so sorry for your loss dear friend! Big hugs and lots of prayers to you and your family 🙏🙏🙏

    • Louise Herrell says:

      So sorry got your loss, condolences to the family..I didn’t know Auther .personally but I know family members and the great loss they feel Thankful for the extra time he was given. May God receive his soul

  9. Laurie Ann Stowers Tirado says:

    Renate and Family , Our deepest condolences. My God give you and your children and grandchildren piece and comfort during this saddest time.
    Uncle Arthur was one of a kind, he is greatly missed.
    Fly high Uncle Arthur.
    Love Always,
    Laurie Ann Stowers Tirado and Family

  10. Dee Douglas says:

    Renate I was so sad to hear about Art’s passing. Just knowing that he is in God’s hands will bring you some comfort at this sad time. If you need anything, please call me. Deepest sympathy to you and your family. Big hug.

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  1. Renate I was so sad to hear about Art’s passing. Just knowing that he is in God’s hands will bring you some comfort at this sad time. If you need anything, please call me. Deepest sympathy to you and your family. Big hug.

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  2. Renate and Family , Our deepest condolences. My God give you and your children and grandchildren piece and comfort during this saddest time.
    Uncle Arthur was one of a kind, he is greatly missed.
    Fly high Uncle Arthur.
    Love Always,
    Laurie Ann Stowers Tirado and Family

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss dear friend! Big hugs and lots of prayers to you and your family 🙏🙏🙏

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    • So sorry got your loss, condolences to the family..I didn’t know Auther .personally but I know family members and the great loss they feel Thankful for the extra time he was given. May God receive his soul

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  4. All my love and hugs to you and your family.

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  5. So very sorry for the loss of your husband. Sending up prayers for you and your family.

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  6. I’m very sorry for your loss and pray God gives you peace and comfort during these difficult times. RIP my friend.

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  7. So very sorry Renate. Art sure did put up a good fight, but now he’s no longer in pain. Hugs and prayers for you and the family. Keep those wonderful memories in your heart.

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  8. So sorry for the loss of your dear husband. May you feel the peace and comfort from our Heavenly Father during the coming days ahead. Hugs to you, my friend.

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  9. Jane I am so sorry for you and your family loss. Prayers for all of you.

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  10. Renate I am so sorry. All my love Cindy

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