William Daniel "Dan" Bowman, 84, formerly of Brownstown, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Covered Bridge Health Campus. He had been ill for two months.
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A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. March 9 at Brownstown Christian Church with the Rev. Michael Hogg officiating. A private family burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery, with full military graveside rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.
Friends may call from noon until time of the service
Saturday at the church.
Mr. Bowman graduated from Clearspring High School in 1946. Dan served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War from 1951 until he was honorably discharged Aug. 6, 1952. He was a retired truck driver and former owner of Bowman Disposal.
He was a member of Washington Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons 13, Brownstown American Legion and Brownstown Christian Church. Dan was a sports fan and enjoyed watching Indiana University basketball, the Chicago Cubs, Indianapolis Colts and NASCAR.
Born Aug. 28, 1928, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Claude and Dorothy Knapp Bowman, who preceded him in death. On July 3, 1971, he married Doris Jackson, who preceded him in death Aug. 13, 2010.
Survivors include two daughters, Cindy (Bill) Elser, Naples, Fla., and Rachel (Mike) Combs, Lindale, Texas; three stepchildren, Gary Jackson, Brownstown, Jerry (Debbie) Jackson, Brownstown, and Gail (Floyd) Penrod, Fishers; two brothers, Dale (Nella) Bowman, Seymour, and Doug Bowman, Brownstown; two sisters, Sara Warren and Mary Jane Fleetwood, both of Brownstown; brother-in-law, Morris (Judy) Hanner, Kurtz; six grandchildren, Tracey (Mike) Keltz, Lori (Ryan) Genth, Jordan Elser, Chris Combs, Ryan Combs and Brooke Wray; nine stepgrandchildren, Mendy (Bruce) Stahl, Ginger (Wes) Breeding, Jon Jackson, Jennifer Jackson, Lacey Jackson, Angie (Wes) Hartley, Amy (Michael) Davidson, Abigail (Aaron) Duncan and Daniel Penrod; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Aletha Ann Bowman Wray; brother, Donald Mac Bowman; sister, Linda Hanner; granddaughter, Stacey Rae Sweeney; and stepgrandson, Matthew Paul Polson.
Memorials may be written to Brownstown Christian Church or Jackson County Schneck Memorial Hospice.
All arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of Tri-County Crematory, Seymour, owned and operated by Voss and Sons Funeral Service.
A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.
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316 N Chestnut Street Seymour, IN 47274
Published in Tribune from Mar. 1 to Mar. 6, 2013