Bowers, Robert F.
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Robert F. Bowers, Freedom, age 50, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday December 19, 2013 after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. Bob was born on November 18, 1963 to Dan and Elaine (Green) Bowers. He grew up in Freedom, attending St. Nicholas Grade School and Freedom High School. Bob was self-employed with Bowers Quality Painting. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing softball and pool. Bob loved to camp and travel. He adored his grandchildren and loved to spend time with them. Bob was a loving and carefree man that always put others first.
Bob will be dearly missed by his parents, Dan and Elaine; fiancée Lisa Schadrie; daughters: Melissa (Jordan) and Tara (fiancé Brad Van Caster) Bowers; stepchildren: Justin (Jamie) Bain, Karley and Allie Schadrie; grandchildren: Morgan Penny Lynn Weeks and Mason Robert Bain; siblings: David (Beth), Paul (Shelly), Ken (Sally Radtke) Bowers, Kim (Don Dotson) Schiessl and Kari (Gary) De Bruin father-in-law: Larry Bain; and brother-in-law: Scott (Kim) Bain. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his former spouse, friend and mother of Melissa and Tara, Penny Lynn Murphy.
Visitation will be held Monday December 23, 2013 at ST. NICHOLAS PARISH (W2037 County Road S, Freedom) beginning at 2:00 p.m. until time of Mass at 5:00 p.m. The Rev. Daniel Felton will officiate. In lieu of flowers, Bob's family will establish a memorial to benefit those affected by Lou Gehrig's disease.
Bob, thanks for always being there for us. You fought an amazing fight, now go hit some homeruns in heaven. You will be forever in our hearts.
O'Connell Funeral Home - Little Chute
1776 East Main Street Little Chute, WI 54140
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Dec. 20 to Dec. 22, 2013