Birth date: August 26, 1961
Death date: June 16, 2012
Michael Shawn McDowell, son of Teddy Wayne McDowell and Audrey Lee Kirk McDowell was born August 26, 1961 in Winterset, Iowa and passed from this life Saturday, June 16, 2012 at his home in rural Osceola at 50 years of age.
Shawn received his education at East Union High School graduating in 1979. He was united in marriage to Debra Lynn White on September 17, 1983 at the First Christian Church in Osceola. Two children, Melissa and Trevor blessed this union.
Over the years, Shawn worked as a heavy equipment operator first working for his Dad and later for West Des Moines Sand. He had most recently worked as a Welder/Grinder for Paul Mueller Co. in Osceola.
Shawn was a fan of NASCAR Racing and enjoyed fishing, camping, coaching his son Trevor's little league teams, helping others and was often found working as a shade tree mechanic. However, Shawn's greatest times were spending time with his family and friends.
Relatives who preceded Shawn in death were his maternal and paternal grandparents; his father, Teddy Wayne McDowell, uncle, Wayne Kirk and father-in-law, Dave White.
Shawn leaves to cherish his memory; wife, Deb McDowell of Osceola, IA, mother, Audrey McDowell of Lorimor, IA, daughter, Melissa (Joey) Sitzman of Osceola, IA, son, Trevor McDowell of Osceola, IA, grandchildren, Shayla and J.D. Sitzman, brothers, Bryan (Angie) McDowell of Peru, IA, Kelly (Jenny) McDowell of Eddyville, IA, sister, Linda (Dana) Simonsen of Des Moines, IA, mother-in-law, Beverly White of Hannibal, MO, brother-in-law, Mike (Robyn) White of Des Moines, IA, sister-in-law, Terri (Swede) Oehlert of Galesburg, IL as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Directed to his family
Open Tuesday after 9:00 A.M. at the funeral home with the family greeting friends from 5-7pm
10:00 am on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Kale Funeral Home (Osceola Chapel) 301 S. Main St. Osceola Iowa 50213 (map/driving directions)
Madison County, Iowa