Richard D. Rowland

Birth Date: 
Sunday, August 28, 1927
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Richard D. Rowland, 90, of Wooster died Saturday, May 05, 2018 at West View Healthy Living. 

He was born August 28, 1927 in McConnellsville to Elmer and Opal Davis Rowland. 

Richard had worked at Dairy Farm Products in Orrville, Wooster Farm Dairy,Timken Steel and had owned Rowland Dairy Isle.  He was a member Westhill Baptist Church and liked woodworking, traveling, playing his harmonica and watching the fiddlers at the fair.

He is survived by his daughter Louise (Jacob) Ritchie of Wooster; grandchildren Phil Ritchie and Kelly Barker; great grandchildren Diamond Rose Barker and Brandon Scott Barker and a half-sister Betty Ann DeWolfe of Manchester, TN.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Marcile Keiner Rowland; second wife O. Jean Zimmerly Rowland; a sister Dorothy Coblentz and a half-brother Billie Rowland.

Private family services will be held and interment will be in Wooster Cemetery.

Friends will be received at Westhill Baptist Church in the Family Life Center on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM.

The family would like to extend thanks to the staff of West View Healthy Living and to LifeCare Hospice for their exceptional care.

Contributions may be directed to The Wooster Salvation Army, 437 S. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Wooster Salvation Army, 437 S. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691


Private family services will be held


I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. May our Heavenly Father be with all your family at this time of sorrow.

May God bring you His Peace and Comfort at this time. I worked with Richard at Dairy Farm Products many years ago. And lost contact with him, But I never forgot him. So when I saw this, I was shocked. You have our deepest Sympathy. Lloyd and Becky Siders.

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