Robert L. “Bob” McGowan, 85

Robert L. “Bob” McGowan, 85, of Elk River, formerly of Bemidji, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.
He was a long-time insurance agent in the Bemidji area.
The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 22)at Roseville Memorial Chapel, 2245 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville.
Visitation was Friday at Dare’s Funeral Home in Elk River and will be one hour prior to the service at Roseville Memorial Chapel.
Interment will be at Sunset Cemetery.
He is survived by his children, Peter (LeaAnna) of Cottage Grove, Ann (Philip) Dahlheimer of Elk River and Lucy (Kevin) Hedstrom of Elk River; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Gary (Joyce) of Dayton, Ohio; and numerous granddogs.
Mr. McGowan was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Rita.
Memorials are preferred.