Visitation: Friday, February 9, 2018 from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. at the Schipper Funeral Home
Funeral: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. from the Colon Baptist Church
Harriett F. Rowlson age 80 of rural Colon, passed away at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence in Battle Creek.
Harriett was born November 28, 1937 in Hillsdale, MI a daughter to the late Basil and Lucille (Clark) Van Wormer.
She had made her home in the Colon area for most all of her life and had worked for the Colmer Company from 1966 to 1996 when she retired. Harriett was a member of the Colon Baptist Church.
On May 14, 1988 she married Russell Thomas Rowlson in Sherwood and he preceded her in death in 2014.
She is survived by a daughter Shirley English and husband Anthony Miller II of Kenosha, WI, step-children; Diane (Harold) Followell of Climax, Kevin (Ekky) Rowlson of Climax and Brenda (Brian) Woodard of Battle Creek, daughter-in-law, Ann Connolly grandson Charles English IV (Jennifer Luley), step grandchildren Jalen and Gage Woodard, great grandchildren Malachi and Caelan English, two brothers; Everett (Sherrin) VanWormer of Union City and Hershel (Jewel) VanWormer of Coldwater, sister, Shirley (Bob) Abendroth of Dowling and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter Cynthia Jane, a son Charles English III, grandson Zach English, three brothers; George, Clyde and Sheldon VanWormer.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. A funeral service celebrating the life of Harriett F. Rowlson will be Saturday February 10, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Colon Baptist Church with Rev. David J. Farrell officiating. Private burial will take place in Sherwood Cemetery. If desired the family suggest memorials be made in memory of Harriett to the Colon Baptist Church.