Carl Allen McDowell was born May 19, 1968, at Yankton, to Betty Keegan and Carl F. McDowell. He grew up and attended schools at Yankton and Mitchell. He worked at many construction companies and also at H & R Salvage, Merriman’s Amusement and Gold Star Amusement.
Carl is survived by his wife, Kathleen McDowell of Mitchell; his mother, Betty Keegan of Mitchell; two sons: George (Becky) Behrend of Mitchell and Jani Behrend of Albany, GA; two daughters: Jessikah Behrend of Reno, NV and Sally Behrend of Albany, GA; granddaughters: Lillie Rose of GA and Mia of Mitchell; sisters: Patty Johnson of Mitchell, Ann (Cary) Bauman of Mitchell, Vicki Johnson of Mitchell, Lucille (Ernie) Rincones of Garden City KS, Blanche Peters of TX, Patty of TX, Vicki Buchanoo of TX, Roxanne Swanson of CO, Roxann Kinkaid of Yankton SD; brothers: Scott (Shanna) Keegan of Mitchell; Jim (Mary) Swanson of Rowena, SD; Danny McDowell of Dodge City, KS and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl McDowell, and one nephew, Joey Schneider.