Gene L. Rowlett

September 9, 1934 - December 6, 2018

Gene “Gino” L. Rowlett, 84, of Batavia passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Bria of Geneva.  Gene was born September 9, 1934, in Aurora the son of Verne and Clare (nee Wilson) Rowlett.  He was united in marriage to Bonnie Higbee January 30, 1974, at the First Baptist Church of Batavia.

He attended Aurora Schools and worked in his early years as a mechanic at Avenue Chevrolet among other various jobs.  He also worked as a bartender at Frank’s place and then the Stop Light Inn.  He later worked as a truck driver at Pamarco for 27 years.  He was very proud of being a driver with more then a million miles of service with no accidents.  Gene had a passion for automotive racing especially stock cars.  He personally raced stock cars in the area for several years.  He will be missed for his quick wit and great sense of humor. 

He is survived by his wife Bonnie Rowlett; five sons Robert (Ingrid), William (Sue), James, Gerald, and Michael; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife Donna (nee Stiles) his brother Ronald Rowlett, a sister Sharon Stubblefield, and a daughter-in-law Theresa Rowlett. 

Memorial services will be held 3:00 P.M. Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.  All are welcome to join the celebration of life luncheon held at Island View Banquets, 645 South River Street Batavia after the memorial service.  For additional information contact Moss Family Funeral Home, 630-879-7900,

Guest Book

  • Danny & Mary Teeter Bonnie so sorry to have heard about Geno. He will be miided by a lot. Prayers for you and the family.
  • Michael Dear Rowlett family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of . Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. (Please read) May God give you and your family comfort in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected. With deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.