JAMES E. BOWYER, 76, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly after a brief battle with cancer on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He served his country in the United States Army. He married Arlene P. Nicklow on Oct. 12, 1960 in Republic, Pennsylvania. They celebrated 52 years of marriage this past October. He was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne and was a 1954 graduate of Monroeville High School. He retired in 1996 with forty-four years of service from Norfolk & Southern Railroad as a Rate Clerk. "He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa to all, who was blessed with many friends and a joyful life. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, gardening, watching the Cleveland Indians, and enjoying life." Surviving are his wife, Arlene P. Bowyer of Fort Wayne; daughter, Kristalle P. (Daniel) Dellinger (Wadsworth) of Fort Wayne; beloved grandson, James F. Wadsworth of Fort Wayne; two granddaughters, Katelynn and Brionna Dellinger. He was preceded in death by his son, Brent J. Bowyer in 2004; and his sister, Julie Ann McDougal. Service is 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Jacobs Chapel, Monroeville. Rev. Ralph Klinker officiating. Visitation is from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial at Memorial Cemetery with full Military Graveside Services. Memorials to the V.A. Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. For complete obituary iniformation and to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.zwickjahn.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Nov. 18, 2012