Emmett Gowman took pride in having clean cars


Emmett Gowman of South Beloit, IL, was a hard worker. He was formerly employed at Beloit Corporation as a painter and at Dewey’s Rec Service for 50 years. After his retirement, he volunteered at Beloit Hospital.

He was a member of Sun Valley Presbyterian Church in Beloit, WI.

Emmett, 85, lived in South Beloit, WI. He was born on April 27, 1938 in Dodgeville, WI, the son of Leonard and Lena (Hanson) Gowman. Emmett married Sally Jo Millay on August 16, 1957 in Beloit, WI.

Emmett took great care of his vehicles. He cleaned them often and took pride in having a clean car, cleaning them often. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sally Jo Gowman, children; James (Jacinda) Gowman and Laurie (Chris) Ludlum; grandchildren, Brett Hundley, Jade (Dannie) House, Cody Gowman, and Zachary Gowman; great grandchildren, Nevayah, Ashi’ya, Aylah, Zachary Jr., Gianna, and Myles; siblings, Marylynn Cunningham.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother, Gerald Gowman and granddaughter, Heather.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 in the Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit, WI, with Pastor David Ewing officiating. A visitation of remembrance will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials in his name may be given to the Beloit Cancer Center.

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