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Karla Josephine (Carlisle) Fowler

February 27, 1942 ~ December 12, 2018 (age 76)

Karla J. Fowler, 76, of Tipton, passed away Wednesday morning, December 12, 2018 in the Wilton Retirement Center. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 10:30 am, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Tipton with Fr. Richard Okumo officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 in Fry Funeral Home, Tipton with the Recitation of the Rosary at 3:45 pm. Online condolences may be shared at and a memorial fund has been established for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Karla was one of five daughters born to Loren and Kathryn (Roberts) Carlisle. Karla graduated from Tipton High School with the Class of 1960 and attended University of Northern Iowa. She was united in marriage to Jon E. Fowler on December 30, 1961 in Tipton. Karla was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tipton and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Surviving are her children, Sarah Fowler (and husband, Chris Chambers) of Springfield, Illinois, Greg Fowler (and wife, Wendy) of West Branch, Iowa and Andrew Fowler (and wife, Erin Schroeder) of Chicago, Illinois; 5 grandchildren, Luca Passeri, Calvin Chambers, Anna Chambers, Brittany Dlhy and Braden Dlhy; sisters, Mary Jane Sesker of Tipton, Iowa, Sandra Masterson of Galesburg, Illinois and Cynthia Carlisle of Tipton, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews. Karla was preceded in death by her husband, Jon, on April 19, 1997 and her sister, Pat Trump.

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