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Joseph Cullen Rowan Jr.

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Joseph Cullen Rowan Jr., 84, of Beaver Dam, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born on Sept. 11, 1935, in Palmetto, Florida, to the late Joseph Cullen Rowan Sr. and Julia Hall Rowan.

Mr. Rowan attended Lighthouse Baptist Church and he was an independent owner/operator/ truck driver.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Julia Rowan, and his father and stepmother, Joseph Cullen Sr. and Moline Rowan.

He leaves behind to cherish many memories, his wife of 66 years, Mary Ellen Ballard Rowan, of Beaver Dam; his children, Jim (Mary) Rowan, of Valparaiso, Indiana, Larry Rowan, of Beaver Dam, LouAnn (Perry) Dickinson, of Croswell, Michigan, and Rhonda Rowan, of Beaver Dam; two brothers, Phillip (Marti) Rowan, of Greenwood, Indiana and Donald (Carolyn) Rowan, of San Antonio, Texas; and one stepsister, Shannon (Gary) Teague, of Leitchfield, Kentucky. Mr. Rowan was blessed with 10 grandchildren, Terry Rowan, Larry Rowan, Jimmy Rowan, Lisa Rowan Krebs, Sabrina Eason, Jen Rowan-Ward, Nick Eason, Brandon Stewart, Spencer Stewart and Andrea Stewart; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held. Visitation will be open to the public from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. In compliance with health and public safety directives, capacity will be limited in accordance with state guidelines.

Online messages of condolence may be left for the family of Joseph Cullen Rowan Jr. by visiting his memorial tribute at

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