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Harry W. Bowman

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Harry W. Bowman Obituary
Harry (Hank) William Bowman, 70, of Lake Forest, IL passed away on June 11, 2013. Hank was born March 21, 1943 in Pittsburgh and received his BA in Psychology from Hobart College in 1965 and later completed a year's study in the Executive MBA program at the University of Notre Dame. He served four years in the US Air Force after which he began his business career. He worked for Whirlpool Corporation for 24 years in sales, marketing and business unit management culminating as EVP and President of Whirlpool Europe BV from 1992 to 1994. Subsequently he served as President, CEO and Chairman of Outboard Marine Corporation and President and CEO of Stiffel Lamp Company. He served on several boards, most recently as Director at Kimball International, Inc. Hank was a lifelong Episcopalian and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Lake Forest, where he served on the Vestry and was Warden from 2002 to 2005. He loved coaching youth baseball, basketball and hockey teams. In retirement, when not on the golf course, he served as an after school tutor and confirmation mentor. He will be missed by many. Survivors include his wife Raelene, sons David (Stacey), Kevin and Craig; cousin Judy Olsson; nephew Chris Bowman, nieces Heather (Chris) Freeman and K-Lee Bowman; four great nephews and one great niece. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Florence and his brother James. A Memorial Service will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E Westminster, Lake Forest, on Saturday, June 15th at 2pm with a reception to follow. Memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Nassau County Foundation, P.O.Box 16003, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or to the Mission and Outreach Ministry at Church of the Holy Spirit.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on June 13, 2013
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