Carol A. McGowan, 77, of Fremont, OH passed away at her home with her family by her side on Monday, September 13, 2021. She was born October 28, 1943 in Fremont, the daughter of Joseph E. and Dorothy E. (Rohrbacher) Binder. She graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School and received a Bachelor’s in Business from Tiffin University.
Carol married Daniel P. McGowan and he survives. She was the Human Resource Director at Tri State Expedited Services for over twenty-four years and retired in June of 2020. Carol owned and operated Skyway Flea Market and was Co-Owner of McGowan’s Tavern. She previously worked at Toledo Molding & Die; Kelsey Hayes, Culligan Water, the Sugar Beet Company and Attorney Thomas Stahl.
Carol was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She loved taking care of people, attending her grandchildren’s events and especially spending time with her family. Her selfless way of life and the positive impact she had on others will never be forgotten.
Carol is survived by her husband of twenty years, Daniel P. McGowan; children, Jeff (Erin) Decker, Wind Point, WI and Pamela Decker, Fremont, OH; brother Joe Binder, Gibsonburg, OH; grandchildren, Abigail, Jillian and Megan Decker, Stephanie Snyder, Shawna Atkins, Victoria and Adrianna Magers; great-grandchildren. Amare, Amaya and Azavion Parks.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son Shawn R. Smith and brother, James “Woody” Rohrbacher.
Visitation: Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, September 18, 2021, 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with one hour of visitation from 9:00 – 10:00 am at church, 550 Smith Rd, Fremont, OH.
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont.
Memorials can be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church
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