A great man, Karl Evan Fowler (71), graduated from this earthly realm on November 11th, 2017 in St. George, UT surrounded by his beloved children and his dear sweetheart.He was born on July 31st, 1946 in Salt Lake City, UT to Floyd Asa and Margaret Knowles Fowler. Karl graduated from West High School in Salt Lake City and shortly after served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Sydney, Australia Mission from 1965-67. He was attending the University of Utah when he met his eternal companion, Alanna Schow. They were married for time and eternity on May 14th, 1971 in the Salt Lake City temple. Karl was a faithful member of the LDS church and served in various callings throughout his life; one of his favorites was serving as the bishop in the Pleasant Grove 1st ward.Karl dedicated his life to providing for his wife and children. He was multifaceted and passionate about his work and excelled as a leader wherever he went. Karl was a skilled artist and used his talents as a draftsman and graphic designer in civil and government projects. He was also a gifted cook, and enjoyed creating new recipes for his customers as he owned and ran a restaurant with his brothers, as well as managing several other eateries throughout his life.Some of Karl’s most cherished hobbies were spending time outside in his garden, chatting with neighbors, and watching the birds from his porch. He also loved reading to his children, taking them to the mountains, watching football games with them, and playing the harmonica. Regardless of what he was doing, he wanted to be doing it with his wife Alanna, whom he fondly referred to as Ali.Karl is survived by his wife Alanna Fowler, eight children: Michael Vincent Fowler, Salt Lake City, UT; Amy Gibson (Tony), Highland, UT; Shayna Hansen (Cameron), St. George, UT; Kara Holdaway (Dale), Spanish Fork, UT; Amanda Facchino (Curt), Woodside, CA; Sean Ryan Fowler (Bethany), Vineyard, UT; Marissa Hummel (Jonathan), Hurricane, UT; and Joshua Evan Fowler, West Valley City, UT; 19 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Kristine Arrhenius and his brothers F. Alan Fowler, Victor L. Fowler, and Raymond K. Fowler. Karl was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Asa and Margaret Knowles Fowler.Karl was an inspiration to many, and always knew how to make one laugh. His kind soul and endless talents were a gift to all those who knew him. Karl was deeply loved by his family, and left behind an everlasting legacy that will live on for generations.Funeral services will be held in his memory with a viewing from 9:00am-11:00am, and the funeral beginning at 11:30am on Saturday November 18th, 2017 at the Highland 10th Ward LDS chapel on 10962 N. 6400 W. Highland, UT.A special thank you to Trena Irvine and others at Liberty Dialysis as well as Suntree Home Health and Hospice and all of the healthcare professionals who treated Karl during his battle with cancer.