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John Rowe

August 4, 1941 — January 5, 2023

John Francis Rowe Jr. (Jackie) passed away peacefully on January 5th, 2023 with family by his
side.
John was born in Barnum, MN on August 4, 1941, to John and Ester Rowe. He grew up in Buhl,
MN where he graduated from Martin Hughes High School in 1960. John enlisted in the United
States Army and served his country from 1960 to 1964. Stationed in Germany, he was an
Airplane Mechanic. John enjoyed his experience in the Army and being overseas, saying he
saw a lot and did a lot. He often told stories of driving around Europe in his Volkswagen Beetle.
He also shared that the German Beer was pretty darn good!
After his honorable service in the US Army, John settled in Hibbing, MN, with his wife Judy, to
raise their family. John worked for National Steele (Hannah Mining) until he retired. John was an
active member of the United Steel Workers Local 2660 and served in the union in various
capacities including Vise President. For many years John and his friends set up a Christmas
Tree lot, with the most beautiful trees for the residents of Hibbing. Throughout their married life,
John and Judy traveled far and wide following Dirt Track Racing and NASCAR. In retirement,
John and Judy spent winters at their home in Florida. John worked hard his entire life and is well
known for his gregarious humor. He will be remembered fondly and will be missed by all that
knew him.


John is preceded in death by his wife, Judy; father, John Sr; mother, Ester; siblings, Betty,
Sammy, Charlie (Fran), Delores (Steve) Samarzja, Dorothy (George) Hill; granddaughter, Taylor.


He is survived by his brother, James (Mary Ann); children, David (Traci), Tammy Exum, Trina
Ebinger (Felix W), Patricia (Lloyd) Ravey; grandchildren, Kelsey, Wyatt, Eli, Jace, Casey,
Alexandra, Johnathan, Christopher, Sean; great-grandchildren, Liam, David, Sophia, Amelia,
Daylen, Jayden, McKenna.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the beginning of Mass at 11:00. Mid-Range Honor Guard will accord military honors. Interment will be held at Maple Hill Cemetery at a later date.

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