Thomas Theron Rowe

Monday, December 28, 2015

Thomas Theron Rowe

Nov. 21, 1967 - Dec. 25, 2015

McCOOK, Neb. -- Thomas Theron Rowe, age 48, of McCook, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, at Community Hospital in McCook.

Tom was born Nov. 21, 1967, in Cozad, Nebraska, to parents Kenneth Earl and Patricia Rae (Kapustka) Rowe.

Tom graduated from Beaver Valley High School in 1986. Tom married Lorraine (Derick) Rowe in Oberlin, Kansas on Dec. 16, 1996. The couple had two children, Adam and Abby Rowe.

On April 17, 1985, in Kearney Nebraska, Tom enlisted in the 295th Ordinance Company of the US Army Reserve. He attended Army Basic Training at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama in July 1986 and AIT in Fort Dix, New Jersey in June 1990. On Nov. 2, 1988, Tom re-enlisted in the Army and was stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington State and Muenster Depot in Germany. His active duty ended April 17, 1993. Tom spent the rest of his life serving in the National Guard, in which he enlisted on July 11, 1994. As part of the Guard, he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from April 9, 2005 until October 16, 2005.

The Rowe family made their home in McCook where Tom was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Tom began working as a National Guard federal technician in December 2002 and continued until the time of his death. Throughout his life Tom enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and cooking. He will be remembered for the large gardens he grew each summer.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Rowe; his grandparents; and his mother-in-law, Joan Carter.

Those left to mourn his loss are wife, Lorraine Rowe of the home; children, Adam Rowe and Abby Rowe, both of McCook; mother, Patricia (Randy) Dishman of Gothenburg, Nebraska; step-mother, Amber Rowe of Danbury, Nebraska; brother, Joshua (Jackie) Dishman of Lincoln, Nebraska; sisters, Kerrie (Eugene) Witt of McCook and Mindy Dishman and companion, Joel Buntmyer of Omaha, Nebraska. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family members and a host of friends.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with a Recitation of the Rosary beginning at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Thomas Schultes officiating.

Burial with Military Honors will follow at 2 p.m. in Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska.

Friends and family may sign our online guestbook at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.