SPRINGFIELD - Stephen W. Bowen, 69, of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Troy, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the Springfield Regional Medical Center.
Steve was born Dec. 1, 1942, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., to the late Walter and Edna (Wynkoop) Bowen.
He was married to Evangeline Kay (Williman) Bowen who preceded him in death Dec. 31, 2009.
Steve is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Annette Bowen of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and granddaughter, Makenzie Bowen.
Steve was a 1961 graduate of South Side High School in Ft. Wayne.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.He was a member of the High Street United Methodist Church in Springfield and a volunteer with Windy Knoll Golf Course, Springfield.
Steve retired from Navistar/
International Harvester in 2011 after 45 years of service.
He enjoyed fishing and golfing with friends and family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Pastor Jeff Allen officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Troy. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the High Street United Methodist Church, 230 E. High St., Springfield, OH 45505; or Community Mercy Hospice, 444 W. Harding St., Springfield, OH 45504.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com