Rose Sowers, 39

Rose R. Sowers, 39, of Sturgis, Mich., went to be with her Lord and Savior early Saturday afternoon, July 11, 2009, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.

She was born Jan. 10, 1970, in Detroit, Mich., a daughter to Leo and Loretta (Parisse) Frontera.

Rose had resided in Sturgis since 2000 coming from Roseville. On March 13, 2000, she married William Sowers in Detroit.

She was a homemaker and attended Macomb Community College and Glen Oaks Community College.

Rose was a member of the Whole Life Christian Fellowship Church in Sturgis and enjoyed crocheting, reading, going for rides and walks and country music especially country music artist Tim McGraw. She truly loved spending time with her family and many friends. Rose was happiest when she was giving of her time and helping others.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, William “Bill” Sowers; mother, Loretta Frontera of St. Claire Shores; two sisters, Lisa (Steve) McDonald of Frazier and Marie (Morris “Butch”) Adams of Gwinn; three brothers, Bart (Sophia) Frontera of St. Claire Shores, Leo (Janet) Frontera of Roseville and Dominic “Doc” (Sue) Frontera of Riverview; brothers-in-law, Byron Sowers of Sturgis and Mickey Sowers of South Bend, Ind.; sister-in-law, Myra (Tom) Bergman of South Bend, Ind., and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Rose Sowers will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Whole Life Christian Fellowship Church, 1420 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis. The Rev. Charles Vizthum will officiate.

The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, (269) 651-2331 in handling the arrangements.

The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Sowers’ memory consider the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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