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Samuel L. Dowden

April 20, 1938 ~ February 23, 2022 (age 83)

Obituary

Samuel L. Dowden, 83, of Ingalls, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born April 20, 1938, in Ingalls to Kenneth and Esther (Hedricks) Dowden.  He was a life-long philanthropist and a prominent owner of many businesses and restaurants including ACME Disposal, Junction Inn, Broadway Diner, Discount Mini Storage and Broadway Hardware.  Sam also served on the Ingalls Town Council and enjoyed fishing, traveling, casinos and Las Vegas.

Sam is survived by his wife Pattie (Nicholas) Dowden and children: Jody Fuchs and her twin sister Jan (Steve) Price, Scott (Carol) Dowden, Gabrielle Ayers and Jimmy Lowe; grandchildren: Samantha Wiseman and Adam Fuchs, Cassie Glunt and Jessica and Allie Price, Zach and Audrey Dowden, Kayleigh, Ashley & Nicholas Ayres and Sophia Lowe; sister Beverly Galloway, brother Ray (Carol) Dowden as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Sam was preceded in death by his first wife Nancy (Bland) Dowden in 1993, his parents, son-in-law Michael Fuchs and siblings Arthur, Jack, Burnha Lou, Janet and Phyllis.

A funeral to celebrate Sam’s life will be held on Monday, February 28, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Seals Funeral Home, Fortville.  Friends may call on Monday from 11:00 am until the time of service.  Burial will take place at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 50 E. 91st Street Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46240 or Paradigm Hospice 8904 Bash Street Suite B Indianapolis, IN 46256. Online condolences may be shared at www.sealsfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
February 28, 2022

11:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Seals Funeral Home
122 West Staat Street
Fortville, IN 46040

Funeral Service
Monday
February 28, 2022

2:00 PM
Seals Funeral Home
122 West Staat Street
Fortville, IN 46040

Burial

Gravel Lawn Cemetery
9088 West 1025 South
Fortville, IN 46040

Donations

Alzheimer's Association
8430 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 800, Chicago IL 60631
Web: http://www.alz.org/indiana/

Paradigm Hospice
8904 Bash Street Suite B, Indianapolis IN 46256
Tel: 1-317-733-6001
Web: https://www.myparadigmhealth.com/

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