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“Uncle Mike always had a big smile, a warm hug and a funny story to share. His happiness was contagious and he will be missed by so many! ❤ ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Janet Ramsey - Broomfield, CO

“Mike was a family friend, along with his family, since I was a kid living in Fort Dodge, IA. He was the most outgoing person I've ever known and...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Rib Schmidt - Ames, IA

“I met Mike in Kansas City Missouri at the Sprint Center.He loved sports and his family. He was a great man! I'm so sorry for the familys loss. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Tiffany Wilson - Kansas City, MO

“Mike was a great friend and colleague. I first met Mike in 1986 when I joined the Land O'Lakes Animal Milk sales team. He was a gifted animal...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Larry Van Roekel - Nerstrand, MN

“Mike was such a great friend! Mike called on me for many years while I was at Murphy Farms/Murphy-Brown. We became very good friends over those...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Jeff Hansen - Burgaw, NC - Friend

“During the first half of Mike's time at Land O Lakes I worked with Mike and we're Neighbors at Ft Dodge.We shared a lot of interesting work...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Ralph Yoder - Ames

“So sorry to hear. Mike was a good friend and brother to me. You have my sincere sympathy. FarmHouse brother living in house with Mike ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Keith Weber - Charlotte, NC

“Dee,Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I can't put a face to your name but surelywe must have known each other. Mike was my pledge father at Farmhouse...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: ALAN EVERSON - SHARON, NH

“I met Mike at Bethesda and we always enjoyed visiting about his days in Stanley, Iowa. He was in 8th grade and his Dad was the superintendent and...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Richard Roepke - Ames, IA

“My husband Steve and I loved to talk to Mike after services at Bethesda. He was such a Cyclones fan!! He always had a friendly, positive outlook. ...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Randi Peters - Ames, IA - Friend

“I met Mike 7-8 years ago thanks to TechMix. Mike always enlightened our discussions with his extensive experience and comments. We will miss you Mike! ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Rodrigo Garcia - Coworker

“Mike followed me into Hamilton Co. Extension before joining Land O'Lakes and we met up with each other at Animal Science conferences in subsequent...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Karl Griffith - Mason City, IA

“In 2007 we were on the same cruise as Mike and Dee....we created fun memories!! Mike was a great and proud Cyclone fan.....we are grateful to have...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Karen Hoiberg - Ames, IA - Friend

“I had the great opportunity to get to know Mike through TechMix. We shared a lot of basketball and I Cubs games together. Just this past spring Mike...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Trent Gierstorf - Jefferson, IA

“My husband, Don Eggerling, and I were friends of Mike's. For a time we were in the same bridge club with Mike, Dee, the Axlands, and the Roehrs. We...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Glenda Eggerling - Ames, IA

“Sorry to hear about Mike's passing. We know the last couple of years have been a struggle for both Mike and his family. We will certainly miss his ...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Don and Aride ROEHR - AMES, IA

“Condolences to Mikes family. We had many good conversations over the years. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Lee Uldbjerg - Hutchinson, MN

“Our condolances to the family on Mike's passing. We know it has been a long and difficult journey for Mike. We will miss him as a friend and a...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Maynard Hogberg - Ames, IA

“Mike's enthusiasm and energy will be missed. I joined Land O'Lakes in 1984 in the seed group but Mike reached out and initiated a friendship even...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Steve Hastings - MN - Coworker

“Mike was a wonderful colleague. I traveled many days and nights with Mike in the eastern half the US for Land O'Lakes Animal Milk Products. He was...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Kevin Hoepker - Blaine, MN

“Mike is my dad, Tom Straub's, cousin. I met him a few times when my dad came to visit us in Ogden. We met Mike for lunch. I am very sorry to hear of...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Lynne Dubert - Ogden, IA


Michael "Mike" Allen Fowler, 77, of Ames died Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Israel Hospice House. He was born January 30, 1943 to Allen and Eleanor Fowler in Charles City, Iowa.

Mike graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master's Degree in Animal Nutrition. Mike retired from Land O'Lakes after a long and successful career.

Mike was an avid Iowa State Cyclone fan and enjoyed watching many sports. He was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church of Ames as well as the Ames Kiwanis club.

Mike was married to Dee Jessen for 46 years. He is survived by his son, David (Christine) Fowler of Urbandale, IA; daughter, Shelly (Bill) Ashcraft of McKinney, TX; grandchildren, Amanda Fowler, Emma Ashcraft, and Luke Ashcraft.

A private family service will be held at a later date.