Dannie Eugene Fowler Sr., age 63 of Cincinnati, Iowa passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Mercyone Medical Center in Centerville.
He was born May 12, 1957 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of LaVern and Donna (Hoffman) Fowler. Dannie was united in marriage to Nyla J. Williams on February 20, 1982 at the Rock Valley Church of God in Centerville. The couple was blessed with two children, Dannie Jr. and Krystal.
Following high school, Dannie worked in factories for a short time. He then drove a truck for his parents for a few years. He subsequently accepted a position driving a truck for Riley’s Construction. Dannie later engaged in over the road trucking for several years with Ruan trucking until his retirement due to health reasons.
Dannie had many hobbies throughout his life. He loved attending auctions and visiting Amish stores. He collected die cast metal car banks, especially Texaco banks. He also loved MOPAR cars since he was young, and owned a few during his life. He raised many dogs over the years. Every summer he planted a garden and later in life, he planted many fruit trees-especially apple trees and Asian pear trees. After his retirement, Dannie stayed extremely active with his gardening and taking walks outside, and for many years walked three miles every day on his home treadmill.
He also loved to watch NASCAR, and shows like American Pickers and Antiques Roadshow. He always enjoyed visiting with friends and family, barbecues in the summer and seeing his extended family every Christmas where he would hand out extra-large candy bars to everyone.
Left to cherish his loving memory are his wife of thirty-nine years, Nyla Fowler of Cincinnati, Iowa; two children, Dannie Fowler Jr. of Cincinnati, Iowa and Krystal Fowler of Cincinnati, Iowa; six siblings, Randy (Mary) Fowler of Windsor Heights, Iowa, Roger (Pam) Fowler of Cincinnati, Iowa, Kathy (Steve) Edwards of Saint Charles, Missouri, Jeanne Selvy of Albert Lea, Minnesota, David Fowler of Moravia, Iowa and James (Andrea) Fowler of Ottumwa, Iowa; three in-laws, Bob (Bea) Williams of Cincinnati, Iowa, Marcy (Gary) Buckallew of Centerville, Iowa and Yvonne Sacco of Centerville, Iowa; along with many other family members, including nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dannie was preceded in death by his parents, LaVern and Donna Fowler; a sister, Carolyn Herr; and a nephew, Jacob Glen Herr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the Solid Rock Church of God in Centerville with Pastor Tony Angran officiating. Services will be livestreamed on Facebook Live at the Solid Rock Church of God Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SolidRockChurchOfGodCentervilleIowa. Burial will follow the service in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati, Iowa. A visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the Solid Rock Church of God in Centerville, with the family receiving friends from 10-11 AM. A memorial has been established to Furever Friends and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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