Jesse Bowman


Jesse F. Bowman

1931 - 2014

Jesse F. Bowman, 82, of Racine, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Racine Hospice House. Jesse was born in Racine, September 27, 1931, son of the late Jesse and Anna (Nee: Jorgenson) Bowman.

Jesse was a graduate of William Horlick High School Class of 1950 and furthered his education at Arizona State University and UW-Milwaukee. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force primarily stationed in Alaska. On Nov. 24, 1962, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church he was united in marriage to Geraldine Pavelcik. Jesse was employed as Director of Purchasing by AMC-Chrysler for 32 years, last working as an consultant at P & H Harnischfeger Corporation. He was actively involved with the Kenosha Achievement Center. An avid golfer, Jesse was involved with the PGA while employed at AMC and was the proud recipient of the Senior Masters in Racine. An outdoorsman and a huge fan of the Packers, Jesse had a great love for his grand dogs and horses. More than anything he cherished time spent with his family. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Geri; his children, Keith (Paula) Bowman, Linda (Dan) Gonzagowski; his grandson, Joseph Bowman; twin sister, Alice Houdak; brother, Walter (Gloria) Bowman; brother-in-law, William Spreeberg; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Annette Sura.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 14, 2014, 11 a.m. at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, 1903 Green Street, with Rev. Stephen Stradinger officiating. Private interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet for a visitation with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

A very special thank you to Dr. Mark DeCheck and the staff at the Racine Hospice House for their loving and compassionate care.


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Published online at on Mar. 10, 2014
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