In Memory

Karen Engel Herman - Class Of 1972

Karen Engel Herman DowlerJune 20,1954-July 29, 2020

Karen attended LaSalle High School in South Bend, Indiana and graduated with an associate degree in Surgical Technology at Cincinnati State. Karen worked as an instructional assistant for 12 years in Warren County Schools and later worked for a group of Doctors in Cincinnati as a scrub nurse and managed a small office.

Since their retirement they have lived in Gulf Breeze and Summerfield Florida, then in Lebanon and Gallatin Tennessee. They were involved in their neighborhood homeowner's association, clubhouse watch committee, and as committee members helped make many improvements to their neighborhoods.

After retirement they volunteered at Gulf Breeze Hospital, Interfaith Ministries, Nashville Room In The Inn and served as Alter Guild Chair members of their church(s). They both enjoyed various sports and fitness activities. Karen became certified as a water fitness instructor and Roger enjoyed playing on softball leagues for many years.

Their lives were full and blessed with love, laughter, travel, great friends, and an awesome family.

"We lived together in happiness. Now we rest together in peace".

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Leah Dowler

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and June Engel

They are survived by sons; Gregory R. Dowler, Bradley Dowler, Marc Dowler and Richard Herman and daughters Tracy Cobb and Jill Herman Riggs; Their grandchildren: Matthew, Andrew, Savannah, Zachary and Brandon Dowler; Sarah Santoro Logan and Lauren Cobb; their great grandson David Joseph Santoro; Roger's brothers: Frederick and Marvin Dowler; Karen's sisters: Diane Baker and Anita Garner; four nephews and five nieces and numerous great nieces and nephews; Their beloved pet Dottie Dowler

To honor their lives, Pastor Marc Dowler will officiate a celebration of life Service at West Pines Baptist Church 8868 E County Road 100N Avon, IN 46123. September 5, 2020 at 2:00pm


08/27/2020 JFC