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May 31, 2020

Purmal
Purmal
2/22/2020 7:30:00 AM
Rowland "Skeeter" Purmal

Rowland "Skeeter" Purmal, 84, of Henderson, Nev., passed away Feb. 9, 2020 in Henderson, Nev. He was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Rhinelander, to Earnest Calder Purmal and Bernice Donzetta Purmal (Boeyink).

Rowland served honorably in the U.S. Air Force and went on to work as an electrician for IBEW 357 for many years until he retired.

Rowland was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Bernice, and his children Paula Drake and Jeff Haynes. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn; children: Keith Purmal, Lori Marshall, and stepson Roy Haynes; brothers Jerry Purmal and Charles Purmal; sisters Mary Rollag, Bernice Purmal, and Natalie Bogel; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

An Honor Service with graveside will be held on March 5, 2020 at 11:20 a.m. at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005.

Roger,Lolita,Margaret ,Christie,Taylor,Corey,Bea Willis,DeWitt,KaytonBedore

February 21, 2020

What a beautiful soul. Skeeter was the true Definition of an all American man. And he was such a good friend to many. I have known him for most of my life and i am 55years old. I remember when i was a kid how he would come around to see my Dad Bob DeWitt They worked on job sites together and when my parents were building there home Skeeter helped my Dad with some Electrical things. And they continue their friendship up until December 2012 when my father passed away Skeeter still came and helped with a few things for my mom and has done things for my aunt and my grandmother. He was truly a good friend but more like family. And we send our deepest sympathy to Carolyn and family we are so sorry for your loss may God keep you close to him through this tuff time . We love you .





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