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“Dad, I wish we had more time together. I am at a loss for words. I wish you had more time for your grandchildren. We will miss you. We love you! ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: William Dowler - Alamogordo, NM

“"Today I lost a tear in the ocean, the day I find it will be the day I stop missing you." ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Felicia ODonnell - Des Moines, IA

John with Libby
3 of 7 | Posted by: Judy Dowler

“I'm so sorry, Judy. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Glantz Bacon - Ankeny, IA

“John, you are a wonderful human being and I was always proud to tell people you were my step dad. I wish I had gotten to see you more then I did. I...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: April Langley - Bellingham, WA

“John will always be remembered as a caring warm and loving friend.He was always there if you needed to talk or a shoulder to cry on..May you be at...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Tina Bumstead - Ankeny, IA

I want to remember you smiling.
7 of 7 | Posted by: Sherry Gilbert

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Remembering John Ray Dowler

John was born February 17, 1959, in Richland, Washington, and died at his home in Ankeny, Iowa, on August 21, 2019.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Ankeny Memorial Gardens, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service.
John and his parents moved to Des Moines, Iowa, when John was 18 months old. He spent most of his adult life around the Omaha and Des Moines areas except those years he was in the Air Force where he served his country in Saudi Arabia, Korea, and air force bases in Minot, ND, Offutt in Omaha NE, and Holloman in Alamogordo, NM. After his Air Force years he worked as a diesel mechanic in Omaha and later was a General Manager at Village Inn and most recently GM at Wendy's in Ankeny. John was known by his family and friends as a good, honest and hard- working man with a huge and generous heart.
Surviving are his mother, Judith Dowler and stepfather, Ken Huehn; children, Chastity, Jessica and William; brother, Robert Bryan Dowler, and one half- brother, Rodney Dowler.
John was preceded in death by his father, Ray Dean Dowler.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teen Challenge, Colfax, Iowa 50054.