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William Charles "Bill" Bowe

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Bowe, William Charles "Bill" Entered into Eternal Life on February 1, 2012, in Tucson, AZ. Bill was married to Carolyn (Czizek) for 56 years. He is further survived by four children: Ellen (Jeff) Ehlers, Patti (Daniel) Frazier, Dan (Laurie) Bowe, and Michael (Linda) Bowe. Bill was blessed with 11 grandchildren: Nicholas, Natalie and Madelyn Ehlers; Andrew, Molly, and Danny Frazier; Christina, Rachael, and Will Bowe; and Kaitlin and Kristin Bowe. He is further survived by his sister, Elizabeth Bowe. Preceding Bill in death were his son William, daughter Mary Elizabeth; parents William and Ella Bowe; and sisters Eleanor Bowe and Mary Jane (Bert) Ehrisman. Bill was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Bill was born and raised in Waukesha, WI. He served in the US Navy during WW II, and subsequently graduated from Marquette University with a degree in civil engineering. Alaska and Guam were places of temporary employment before Bill settled down in Milwaukee. He proceeded to to work for C.G. Schmidt Construction Company as their Estimator for 37 years. Upon retirement, Bill and Carolyn spent their winters in Tucson, AZ. Golf and baseball were his passions, both as a player and a spectator. Bill loved playing cards, especially bridge and cribbage. He was a devout member of Lumen Christi Parish in Thiensville, WI, and St. Pius X Parish in Tucson, AZ. A mass of celebration will be held at Lumen Christi Catholic Church in Thiensville, WI, on Monday, February 13, at 12:00PM. Visitation will occur from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM before mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Catholic Relief Services, or a .

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Feb. 8, 2012
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