Donald “Dean” Nowland, 81, of Godfrey, Illinois passed away at 6:20 A.M.October 19, 2018 at Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Alton, Illinois. He was born January 15, 1937 in Waltonville, Illinois to the late Walter Nowland and Lorrell Nowland (Reed). He married Gloriann Someske on November 4, 1961 in Radom, Illinois. They were blessed with nearly 57 years of marriage until he preceded her in death.
In addition to his wife Gloriann, Dean is survived by his son, Patrick Reed Nowland of Godfrey, Illinois.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Leroy Hammond.
Dean proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1955 until 1959. He was a member of the Westwood Trail Riders Club, Modern Woodman, and the Royal Neighbors. Dean worked as a telephone equipment installer for AT&T. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
A Greeting of family and friends will be from 12:00 P.M. until 1:00 P.M. Monday, October, 22, 2018 at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Chapel in Woodlawn, Illinois. Funeral Service:1:00 P.M. Monday, October 22, 2018 at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Chapel with Reverend Gene Newberry officiating. Interment: Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois with members of the Mount Vernon American Legion Post #141 conducting Full Military Honors. Memorials: the American Cancer Society or to the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Newell Funeral Home where you may call the Mount Vernon office at (618) 246-0100or visit www.newellfuneralhome.comfor further information.