Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church in Amherst.
Visitation will be at the church from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. Saturday until the services.
Memorials may be made in his name to the Humane Society of Portage County or Peace Lutheran Church of Amherst.
Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home of Stevens Point assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Sowka was born April 5, 1984, in Stevens Point, a son of James and Donna (Borgen) Sowka. He graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High School in 2002 and held two associate degrees from Mid-State Technical College in Stevens Point.
The first degree, network specialist, enabled him to work for Sentry Insurance for several years. His most recent degree, computer programming, was completed in May of 2012. He was currently looking for work in his new field.
Survivors include his parents; one sister, Lauren (Patrick) Dailey, Stevens Point; one brother, Daniel, Stevens Point; his maternal grandparents, Keith and Edna Borgen, Amherst; his paternal grandfather, Dr. Albin Sowka, Stevens Point; one nephew, Joseph “Joe” Dailey, Stevens Point; and his special girlfriend, Stacey Oliphant, Portage.