Larry Gene Bowers
Larry Gene Bowers, beloved husband, father and grandfather, was born September 11, 1927 in Swan, IA. He passed away October 5, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Des Moines, IA from complications of cancer at the age of 86 years old.
Gene joined the Navy in 1945 and served in the Pacific during WW II. When he returned to Iowa he started a career in painting and sandblasting, retiring at age 85. He was a member of the Za Ga Zig Shrine, Legion of Honor and American Legion Post #108.
He leaves to cherish his memory wife Betty and children Mike (Norma) Krogman; Melody (Robby) Schweitzer; and Susan Morgan; his greatest joy,12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, ; brothers Kermit, Merrill and Charles; sister Barbara; and a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Eve Ofield Bowers, brothers Russell and Joseph, and sons Larry, Jr. and Kirk Valentine.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Services will be held Friday at 10:30am at Mason Funeral Home in Pleasantville with burial in Swan.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children or Pleasantville EMS.
Published in Des Moines Register on Oct. 8, 2013