Wilbur Fowler, 96, resident of Eldorado passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Eldorado Nursing and Rehab. Wilbur was born October 12, 1926 in Eldorado to the late Henry Nelson and Golda (Fulkerson) Fowler. He married the former Aliene Sullivan who preceded him in death. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he was a deacon for over 50 years. He was a member of the Rector Drainage Committee, a long time member of the Eldorado Lions Club, a member of the Eldorado School Board for 33 years and was president the year the new high school building was built. He served two terms on the Saline County Board, and was a long time Rector Township Precinct Committeeman. Wilbur was involved in many plays with the Cameo Theater. He owned and operated the Eldorado Locker from 1974 to 1990. After selling the Locker he obtained his real estate license and sold real estate for 10 years at Bayless Real Estate. As many things that Wilbur was involved with throughout his life, the one thing he was most proud of was his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by three children: Brenda (Jim) Cook of Evansville, Indiana, Marlene Febuary of Eldorado, Dale (Jill) Fowler of Harrisburg, a sister: Mary Lou Hill of Indianapolis, Indiana, five grandchildren: Carmen (David) Lusk of PA, Natalie (Aaron) Andrews of Haubstadt, Indiana, Angela (Jeremy) Hathaway of Eldorado, Hannah (Joe Cmelik) Fowler of Wheaton, IL, Ben Fowler of Harrisburg, seven great grandchildren: Jacob Lusk, Olivia Lusk, Kayden Andrews, Hallie Hathaway, Gracyn Hathaway, Kylee Andrews and Evelyn “Evee” Hathaway. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two brothers: Nelson Fowler, Clifford Fowler and a sister: Lorene Downen. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2022 at Colonial Terrace Funeral Home in Eldorado with Rev. David Lusk and Rev. Randy Plunkett officiating. Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 2022 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lindale Cemetery. In addition to flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via the website www.colonialterracefuneralhome.com
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