Charles W. Marlowe, M.D.

Charles W. Marlowe, M.D.

October 2, 1946 – January 21, 2022

VISITATION: Tuesday, February 1st from 9:45am to 10:30am, followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am, all at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific Street. Family request masks.  Interment: Omaha National Cemetery, Tuesday, February 1st at 2pm with Military Honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 & VFW Post 8334.  Memorials are suggested to Father Donald Shane Educational Endowment Fund.

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Dr. Charles Marlowe, known as “Chad,” to friends and family, was born in Lincoln Nebraska in 1946.  Growing up in Hastings Nebraska with his parents, Charles E. and Dorothea M. Marlowe, and younger sister, Joelyn.  He excelled in school, and archery.  Charles grew up hunting and fishing with his father in Nebraska and South Dakota.  After high school, he attended UNL.  He met his wife, Carolyn A. Koskan, their freshman year in a Shakespeare class.  They married while still in school at UNL.  In his junior year, he was accepted to Medical School at UNMC in Omaha.   Charles and Carolyn moved to Omaha where he began medical school, and she began working at the medical center.  During medical school, Charles was non-active-duty Air Force, becoming active-duty shortly after graduation.  Following basic training in Texas, Charles was stationed at Minot AFB in North Dakota, serving as a Captain and General Physician for two years.  Carolyn and new son, Christopher, followed with him to Texas and then Minot. 

Following his time in the Air Force, Charles and his family returned to Omaha where he began his residency in OB-GYN.  He would spend his time in Omaha, other parts of Nebraska and Honolulu, Hawaii for four months.  Shortly after returning from Honolulu, their second son, Charles C. Marlowe, was born.  Following his residency, Charles joined a practice that he stayed with through his career.  

Charles took an active role as physician caring for patients, as well as working to make patient care better at Methodist Hospital where he practiced.  Charles had wanted to take care of people since growing up in Hastings, he entered medicine with that goal in mind.  Throughout his career, Charles worked long hours, learned constantly and was available to patients as much as possible.  When he was not at the office or hospital, he was home with his family.  Having no interests that he could not include his family.   Landscaping, woodworking, home improvements were all done with his family, teaching his sons. 

After retiring from practice, Charles maintained his license through learning and testing.  Spending his time with his wife, Carolyn, at their home in Omaha.  Charles is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn; two sons; sister; grandson and granddaughter. 





  • Lorraine Boyd Posted January 24, 2022 9:25 pm

    I’m so sorry to learn of Dr. Marlowe’s passing. He was my doctor for many years, always displaying friendliness and kindness, along with his excellent medical skills. He was soft spoken and put one at ease. I was also impressed by his recall of my life. He took the time to get to know you. I was a little sad when he retired and I had to find a new doctor! To his family: I’m sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

  • Liz Rogan Posted January 25, 2022 1:20 pm

    Please accept my deepest sympathies. Dr. Marlowe delivered my daughter in 1994. He was also my mother’s provider and between us, we called him “Chuck.” :>) When I went into labor on a cold January night, I told my mom to PLEASE not let me call him “Chuck” during the delivery. He was a wonderful man and a comforting soul. I am so sorry for your loss…

  • RONALD RICHARDS Posted January 25, 2022 2:54 pm

    So sorry to read of Chad’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for all.

  • E A Pete Lowry Posted January 25, 2022 5:11 pm

    Sorry to hear of Chad’ s passing, as we were Hastings High friends back in the Car days.Chad had the greatest MG ever, as he redid it himself. Condolences to his family.

  • Georgia Nuzum Posted January 25, 2022 8:22 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family. A truly kind, compassionate doctor.

  • Patty Kroger Posted January 26, 2022 12:27 am

    So very sorry to learn of Chad’s passing. We were classmates at Hastings High . My condolences to your family.

  • charles morgan Posted January 26, 2022 8:25 am

    Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Marlowe family.

  • Phyllis Portland Posted January 26, 2022 12:04 pm

    I went to Dr. Marlowe several times and he was so kind and compassionate and truly a professional. He renewed my prescription without question and I am so saddened to learn of his passing. His family must be heartbroken. And what a handsome man he was! So sorry for the loss of this wonderful doctor.

  • Robert W. Barnes Posted January 26, 2022 12:07 pm

    Very sorry to learn of Chad’s passing. We were classmates at Hastings High, and also were members of the local Archery Club where we competed at tournaments around the state along side each other. My condolences to the Marlowe family.

  • Judy Lienemann Posted January 26, 2022 2:28 pm

    To the family – I am shocked to read about Chad’s passing…our Dad, Del Austin, worked with your Dad at the J.M.McDonald Company in Hastings during our high school years. The four Austin kids (Larry, Ronnie, Judy, and Sharon) knew your family well. Charlie and Dad hunted white tail deer together while they were members of the Oregon Trail Bow Hunters Club. So sorry for your loss. All our best to each of you as you learn to live without this very talented and warm individual. Chad will be missed and our Class of ’64 will remember him fondly.

  • ELAINE KALLOS Posted January 26, 2022 4:50 pm

    I remember Chad sitting at back by windows in Mr. Copely’s history class at Hasting High where we were classmates. One day Chad mentioned a philosophical idea he’d just found and led Mr. Copley and us into a vigorous discussion about that and other philosophies Mr. Copley then listed on the board for us to compare! I’m sorry we’ve lost Chad and wish the family fond memories to ease your loss. Thinking of all of you, and us, too. We miss you, Chad!

  • Dani Stanek Posted January 27, 2022 7:59 am

    I am so very sorry to hear of Dr Marlowe’s passing. He was my dr from age 16 till he retired after my third my child. He was such a caring and sweet doctor. I was blessed to have known him and be under his care. My prayers and thoughts are with your family

  • Debbie Sinner Posted January 27, 2022 8:24 am

    Dr..Marlowe delivered my 4 children. He was an amazing doctor. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family🙏🏻

  • Sheila Kulhanek Posted January 27, 2022 10:08 pm

    As a class member, was so sorry to learn of Chad passing. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  • JEANETTE BUTZIN Posted January 28, 2022 3:59 pm

    I am so sad to hear of Dr. Marlowe’s passing. He was my doctor all of my young adult life. He delivered by son (only child) with complications and was so kind and compassionate. I went to see him for my follow-up after my son was born and broke down crying telling him of the complication my son was facing medically and the fight I was facing with the insurance to cover his medical costs. After the examination he said “I hope this helps a little bit” and handed me the checkout sheet with a zero balance due. It was something I never forgot and have told the story many times. He truly was a compassionate dr. My prayers to the family and please know, he truly did make a difference in the lives of his patients.

  • Sharon Sharp Posted January 29, 2022 5:03 pm

    My prayers go to all the Marlowe family and my friend Joelyn. The Marlowe and Austin families were connected. Charlie worked with our dad, Del Austin, at the Jm McDonalds warehouse .. My mother had a handful of good girlfriends and Dorothea was one of them. Chad was in my sister Judy’s class of 1964 .. Jocelyn was a year younger than me but we played Barbies together and would swing in her backyard and play with her dachshund dog. Chad was involved in archery with my dad and brother Ron. And Dr Marlowe was my doctor for my surgery and was very caring. I think of your family every time I drive past it when I return to Hastings, NE. Great memories. Chad was an outstanding man and professional. God Bless you all!

  • Kate McGinn-Beiting Posted January 31, 2022 8:34 am

    Joelyn and the entire Marlowe family: sincere sympathies on Chad’s passing. I know your hearts are broken.

  • Mary Lainson Olsen Posted January 31, 2022 11:59 am

    The news of Chad’s death was so sad. I grew up with him in Hastings and have fond memories of him. My deepest condolences to his family.

  • Tom Holyoke Posted January 31, 2022 5:10 pm

    Carolyn, Carol and I are surprised and saddened to learn of Chad’s passing. So many memories of our time together in Lincoln and Omaha. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your sons.

  • Alexandra Penny Posted January 31, 2022 6:13 pm

    My condolences to the Marlowe Family. I was blessed being Dr. Marlowe’s OB/GYN triage nurse for several year’s at Indian Hills Methodist Clinic. His patient’s indeed loved him dearly and missed him when he retired. He was wonderful physician to work for. So sorry ..

  • Lynnette Morris Posted August 8, 2023 1:43 pm

    I am so sad to learn that we no longer have this wonderful, kind soul on this side of Heaven. He delivered all four of my children and cared for me from age 25 through 38 when I relocated to another city. I gave birth to my last child at age 36. The morning after the delivery he commented ‘We’ve been at this 10 years. You about done? 44 healthy pregnancies and 4 healthy babies, I want to leave your childbearing years right there.” My husband and I appreciated his care, comfort and expertise. ‘ He is simply wonderful. Heaven…ENJOY. He is truly a delight. My prayers are with the family.

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