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Ivan Gowey

Visitation for Ivan Gowey, who passed away Friday, May 20, 2022, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston, will be held Friday, May 27, 2022 from 5 to 7 PM at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox. Memorials may be given in his name. Memories can be shared with the family at Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox, where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Ivan Eugene Gowey was born June 22, 1949, in Lenox, Iowa the son of Dale Gowey and Ruth (Boham) Gowey. He grew up attending school while living outside of Creston. He was united in marriage to Mary Leuenberger and she had two children, Mike and Tyla. The couple were blessed with the birth of two children, Todd and Shelly, who all became a family. Later the couple divorced and Ivan had two more children, Andrew and Amy.
During his working years Ivan worked as a general laborer in the farming industry and at the Creston Sale Barn. He lived in Creston for many years and then moved to the Lenox Community where he has resided for the past 18 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout the years.
Ivan is survived by his four children, a son, Todd Dougherty and wife Becky of Sac City, Iowa; and their children, Ona Mae, Rachel, Haley and Toby; and a daughter, Amy Brenizer of St. Joseph, Missouri; and her children Sara and Dianna; a daughter shelly Dougherty; a son Andrew Ferguson; a brother, Robert Gowey; a sister, Patricia Gowey; along with many other grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Preceding Ivan in death are his parents Dale and Ruth Gowey; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
We will forever hold the memory of Ivan in our hearts.
May he be at peace in God’s loving care.

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