Michael D. Rowland

1956 - 2019

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Michael D. Rowland, age 62, died at 4:00pm on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at his residence. He was born on June 28, 1956 in Dayton, Ohio to Marvin Rowland and Jean Rowland Smith. His father and his stepfather, Howard Smith preceded him in death. His mother survives in Kettering, Ohio. On May 11, 1980, he married Diane Gorby and she survives. Also surviving are his sons: Jacob (Alyssa) Rowland, and Evan (Whitney) Rowland, both of Columbus, Ohio; siblings: Barbara (Ed) Murphy of Kettering, Ohio, Debra (Joe) Crampton of Dayton, Ohio, and Karen Davis of Dayton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a brother: Mark Rowland. His deepest love was for his family. He earned his Masters Degree in Theology and was the Pastor at the Living Word Church. He enjoyed golf, the lake, boating, trips to Florida, and exploring with his family. He had a true love for the Lord and his church family. Visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00pm on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay, where a Celebration of Life Service will be held at the end of the visitation at 2:00pm. Interment will be private. Online condolences are welcomed at www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Sunday, June 9th 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

  • Celebration of Life:

    Sunday, June 9th 2019 - 2:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    [Map]

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To : The Rowlands
Date :Thursday, June 6th 2019
From : Mason and Emily Burkhalter
Pastor Mike was a mentor to me and I think of him as a second father. There are no words to describe what a great man he was. Mike and Diane took me in at one point without hesitation. I will forever cherish the memory of the innumerable good times we shared. We are praying for you guys, that God gives you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I love you with all of my heart.



To : Rowland Family
Date :Thursday, June 6th 2019
From : Karin and Mckinley Armstrong
Love you guys so much and thinking of your family during this time.



To : Rowland Family
Date :Thursday, June 6th 2019
From : Florence Wells
My deepest heartfelt condolences to Diane and family. May our Lord comfort you. Pastor Mike’s Faith was exceptional and influenced everyone who met him. God be with you.



To : Rowland Family
Date :Thursday, June 6th 2019
From : Florence Wells
My deepest heartfelt condolences to Diane and family. May our Lord comfort you. Pastor Mike’s Faith was exceptional and influenced everyone who met him. God be with you.



To : The Rowland Family
Date :Thursday, June 6th 2019
From : Jim Susan Simonsen Family
Our family sends our deepest sympathy. We enjoyed being part of your church while in Findlay. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



To : The Rowland Family
Date :Thursday, June 6th 2019
From : Theresa Schroeder Snook
Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear this. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.



To : Diane and dear loved ones at Living Word
Date :Thursday, June 6th 2019
From : Jennifer Hiles
There are no words to describe how sad I was to hear of this news. Please know our love and prayers are with all of you. If there’s anything I can do to help in anyway let me know .

Jeni ( margo’s daughter )
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To : Diane and Family
Date :Thursday, June 6th 2019
From : Irma Bell
My deepest condolences to your family. I pray that you feel our Heavenly Father's loving arms embrace you as He loves on you. May you experience the peace that passes all understanding, and may it guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus at this time. (Phil.4:7) Love you Diane.



To : The Rowland Family
Date :Friday, June 7th 2019
From : Your Friends at Hocking College
Our prayers of peace are with each of you during this time. May the creator heal your hearts and send you solace.

Love,

Micah, Ryan, Emily, Tasha, Scott, Elizabeth, and Jen.



To : Rowland family
Date :Saturday, June 8th 2019
From : Christy Hankey Hull
Mike was a huge influence on me during my adolescence years. He was a strong support when I needed it most.



To : Rowland family
Date :Saturday, June 8th 2019
From : Keith and Sheryl Ingram
Diane, we were so sorry to hear the news about Pastor Mike. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and comfort during this time.



To : Diane Jacob Evan Jean Barb and Family
Date :Sunday, June 9th 2019
From : Scott and Paula Shepherd
Deeply saddened to hear the news. May God's perfect peace comfort you.



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