Roger John Bowers

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Roger John Bowers, 78, of Oronoco, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, peacefully at home.

He was born Aug. 25, 1935, in Zumbrota, the son of Denny and Louise (Zilz) Bowers. Roger attended and graduated from Mazeppa High School. After his graduation, he worked for Dayton's and Gebert Floor Covering in Rochester. After mastering his trade, Roger teamed up with Arlin Spicer and started Bowers Carpet Installation, which is still in business today.

Roger enjoyed hunting with his dad and two sons. He was especially proud of his antique tractor collection.

Roger married Sandra Brownlow in 1957 and together they had four children: William (Barbara) Bowers, Susan (Art) Klenner, Sheryl (Galen) Block and Jeffrey (Karen) Bowers. 

Roger is survived by his wife; children; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn (Ron) Hargrove; a niece and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Presbyterian Church of Oronoco and Oronoco First Responders.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 7, at 1 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oronoco Cemetery.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55901, 507-289-3600,

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Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes & Crematory
5421 Royal Pl Nw Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 289-3600
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on June 5, 2014
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