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Stephen Warner Towle

February 9, 1937 — July 13, 2018

Paw Paw

Stephen Warner Towle, age 81, of Paw Paw, passed away July 13, 2018 at his home. He was born in McGregor, Iowa, on February 9, 1937 to the late William Irving and LaVonne (Prouty) Towle. On November 7,1959 he was united in marriage to Virgene (Berns) Towle whom survives. Also surviving are four children, Stella Torres, Russ (Heidi) Towle, Jayne (Mark) VanOeffelen and Bill (Robin) Towle, nine grandchildren, Rachel, Laura, Richard, August, Danielle, Steven, Kaylee, Stephanie and Addie, one brother Richard (Beverly) Towle. Doc Towle was a dedicated Chiropractor serving the Paw Paw community since 1963. He was a member of the Paw Paw Lions Club, the American Legion McGowan Johnson Post 68 and the Knights of Columbus Council 3798 Paw Paw. Doc proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force where he was part of the secret service. He loved to go ballroom dancing and enjoyed listening to big band music. He was an avid Notre Dame and Chicago Cubs fan. He loved fishing and hunting and was a supporter of the Paw Paw sports teams. While Doc was a sports fan, he cherished his family, faith and friends more. Doc will be missed by many but none will miss him more than his wife, children and grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 16, 2018 beginning at 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, where a Rosary service will commence at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will follow on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Paw Paw, with Rev. Fr. Robert F. Creagan officiating. Burial will conclude at Saint Mary Cemetery where military honors will be presented. Memorial contributions may be directed to Saint Mary School or to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

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Recitation of the Rosary

Monday, July 16, 2018

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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