Francis Mcdowell

Francis Lee Mcdowell

1920 - 2003

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Obituary of Francis Lee Mcdowell

Francis was born on October 31, 1920 on a farm in Greene Township, northwest of Wellman the son of Thomas B and Anna Groff McDowell. His family includes two sons Randall McDowell of Kansas, Jim McDowell of Illinois, one daughter Nancy Castro of Illinois,one sister Hilma Jaynes of Minnesota, four grandchildren, one great- grandson and two great- granddaughters, and friends Dan and Gloria Sheldon of Clinton, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Esther, two sister in infancy, a son Duane McDowell and sister in-law Sue McDonald He attended rural schools and married Esther Prohaska on January 15, 1966 in Iowa City His passion was rocks and he was a member of the Old Capital Gem and Mineral Club in Iowa City. Francis worked in shipping and receiving at the computer center at the University of Iowa. Memorials may be given to the Autism Society of Iowa at 4549 Waterford Dr. West Des Moines, Iowa 50265