Lynn S. Rowe

August 27, 1944 - November 15, 2023
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Our beloved Lynn Stanford Rowe left this life on November 15, 2023 at the age of 79. Born on August 27, 1944 to Frank and Nora Rowe in Scott’s Bluff, Nebraska, Lynn committed his life to service through law enforcement and community leadership. Lynn spent his early childhood years in Cheyenne, Wyoming before his family eventually settled in the Denver, Colorado
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Chief Carl Wolf (Ret.) left a message on January 11, 2024:
I welcomed Lynn to Missouri when he became Chief in Springfield and I was Chief in Hazelwood. We had a great working relationship and became good friends. So very sorry to hear of his passing! He was a gentleman and a great professional. Law Enforcement and the country is a better place because of Lynn. Rest in Peace my friend!????????????????????????
Judy Cromer Plaster left a message on November 21, 2023:
My sincere sympathy.
Jeffrey Hadley left a message on November 21, 2023:
Chief Rowe hired me as a Police Officer in Cape Coral in 1991. I was 21 years old and he gave me my start in Law Enforcement and I owe alot to him. I was a stretch at 21 to be a police officer but he said to me "you have more life experience then most 30 year olds". I spoke to him when I was named Chief in Kalamazoo Michigan in 2008 . He gave me some great advice and wisdom. Thanks CHIEF for setting an example and know you made a difference in this world and in people. Sincerely Chief Jeff Hadley Savannah Georgia
Gary Paxton left a message on November 20, 2023:
I worked under you as a rookie cop at Westminster PD in the early 80's. Now I live in Springfield. Always had high regard for you. Rest well sir.
Annette Riley left a message on November 20, 2023:
I was truly honored to be selected and to help out as the 1st Secretary for the Greene County 100 Club with Chief Rowe and the other first board members. He was always kind and respectful to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family for healing during this time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Tarry Will left a message on November 20, 2023:
RIP Chief, Thank you for always being a gentleman each time we chatted. I hope you get to build another hot rod with my Dad when you arrive to the pearly gates!.
Steve & Susan Woodall left a message on November 19, 2023:
Lynn was a dedicated public servant to the citizens of Springfield as well as those he served in other communities. Far beyond that he was a kind and gentle man. He sought acknowledgement for others, not himself. Loved by family! Respected by friends! May all who share his loss be comforted by God's peace.
JAY SULLINS left a message on November 19, 2023:
Such a kind man. May God be with you all during this time. I admired him for his respect and integrity as a man.
michelle howard left a message on November 19, 2023:
sorry to hear about your loss. we love you!
randall voss left a message on November 19, 2023:
I think Ron Carrier said it best..........Lynn was a true gentleman and Springfield is a better place because of him. Genuine, humble, kind and could be stern when needed but never offended anymone that I know of. A great man
Stefanie Gordon left a message on November 19, 2023:
Kyle, all of us have such great memories with Lynn. We're here for you ❤️
Jennifer Gordon left a message on November 19, 2023:
You ALL are in my thoughts and prayers. I have happy memories of the times I got to see him when I was young. I am so so sorry for your loss.
Ron Carrier left a message on November 19, 2023:
Lynn Rowe touched more lives in a positive way than he ever knew. Genuine, honest, humble, kind, caring, professional—Lynn was all that and so much more. Our city was fortunate to have him as its Chief. I was fortunate to have him as my friend.
Tony D'Andrea left a message on November 19, 2023:
Chief Rowe hired me in 2008 and greeted me my first day, as I was the lone applicant. He was very friendly and welcoming, and took his time to answer my questions.
Hon Dr M Elise Crain left a message on November 18, 2023:
I had opportunities to do community service alongside Lynn. Always a pleasure!
Vicki Rowe Curtis left a message on November 18, 2023:
Sally and Kyle - our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. What a remarkable man Lynn was. I was always had such respect for him and I know he was so loved by my Dad. He was more like his little brother verses his nephew. So close in age and they had the love of hot rods. May he test in peace and be united with Nora and Frank.
Greenlawn left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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