James Stowe

December 27, 1933 - February 4, 2014
Northport, MI



Saturday, May 10, 2014
11:00 AM EDT
Leelanau Township Cemetery


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Maple Valley Nursing Home
1086 W. Burdickville Rd.
Maple City, MI 49664

Life Story / Obituary


James Lee Stowe Sr., 80, Northport died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Maple Valley Nursing Home, Maple City.

He was born on December 27, 1933 in Northport the son of Marcus McKinley and Gladys Letitia (Kitchen) Stowe.

James was a lifelong resident of Northport and owned and operated J.L. Stowe Oil Company in Northport for over 25 years with his wife Iva. He was an avid outdoorsman and golfer.

James is survived by his wife, Iva (Rogers) Stowe; they were married on May 7, 1952 in Northport; children, James (Kathy) Stowe, Patricia (Mike) Kalchik, Duke (Anne) Stowe, Michael (Audrey) Stowe, Christopher (Marianne) Stowe, Bradley (Tracy) Stowe, Tammy (Norris) Ladd, Richard (Sandi) Stowe and Jason (Cathy) Stowe; 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Marcus (Joyce) Stowe and Basil (Barb) Stowe and brother-in-law, Jim Hooper.

He is preceded in death by his parent, Marcus and Gladys; brother, Warren Stowe; sisters, Cleo Martin, Jean Dame, Genevieve Bartlett, Rose Hooper and son-in-law, Richard Kalchik.

A celebration of James' life will be held 11am. Saturday, May 10, 2014 graveside at the Leelanau Township Cemetery, Northport.

The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the owners and staff at the Maple Valley Nursing Home for their great care for James. Memorials contributions may be made to the Maple Valley Nursing Home, 1086 W. Burdickville Rd. Maple City, MI 49664.

Please visit James' webpage at www.lifestorynet.com to sign the guest book and share a message with his family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City to handle the arrangements.