US Air Force

Kenneth M. "Ken" McGowan

September 26, 1960 ~ August 9, 2021 (age 60)

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GALVA – Kenneth M. “Ken” McGowan, 60, of Galva, died at 12:34 a.m., Monday, August 9, 2021 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 13 at St. John Catholic Church in Galva. Celebrant will be Fr. James Yeboah. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 12 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva with recitation of the rosary at 4:30 p.m. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery in rural Galva where military rites will be accorded by the Galva Fusiliers. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.  

He was born September 26, 1960 in Bloomington, IL, the son of Michael “Mike” and Evelyn (Reich) McGowan. He married Denise Yepsen on March 13, 1993. Survivors include his wife of Galva, his parents of Kevil, KY, two daughters, Brittany (Jeremiah) Waldron of Morton Grove, IL and Emily McGowan of Pekin, a brother, Stephen (MiLinda) McGowan of Paducah KY, two sisters, Angel and Catherine (Steve) Eacret and three grandchildren; Avery, Cozette and Clark Waldron. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gregory.

Ken graduated from high school in Paducah, KY and he served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He had worked as a groundskeeper for Illinois State University. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church and was an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan and enjoyed woodworking.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
August 12, 2021

5:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Rux Funeral Homes
313 Market St.
Galva, IL 61434

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
August 12, 2021

4:30 PM
Rux Funeral Homes
313 Market St.
Galva, IL 61434

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
August 13, 2021

10:00 AM
St. John Catholic Church
212 NE 1st St.
Galva, IL 61434

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