Photo courtesy of Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens

Ivan Bowen II

Naples, Florida

Nov 18, 1919 - Apr 6, 2012

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I am very sorry to hear about Ivan's death. I had the pleasure of working for him at Tyler in the late 1970's. He was a true entrepreneur and at the same time was generous and motivational to his employees. He was most enjoyable to play golf with………..as long as you kept up with him. Rest in peach, Ivan, and thanks for the memories.

My condolences to the family of one of the nicest honorable men I have known in my life, it was an pleasure to have known Ivan and family.

My sincere sympathy to all of Ivan's family. I shall always be grateful for the 32 plus years I worked for Ivan. I had the best of both worlds--an exciting workplace/wonderful boss and a small town to raise my children. He was a giant in the business world and yet he never forgot to ask about your family. When I needed to get in touch with him, I could always spot him in a crowd; he just stood out! When it was time to sell the company to Case, Ivan made sure his employees and the town of...

Ivan and his management team (Don & Bill) helped me obtain my MBA 16 years ago. Much of what I learned while working at Tyler in the early 90's has been used at my businesses. This past March I achieved 15 years in business and I have 193 employees. God Bless and Thank You Ivan.

God bless Ivan he was a good and caring man. He was a wonderful grandfather and will be missed dearly. My heart goes out to his entire family, Most sincerely, Katherine

The Philharmonic Center for the Arts extends our sincere sympathy to the family and celebrates the life of Ivan Bowen, a loyal patron of the arts.


Ivan's Obituaries

Ivan Bowen II passed away at age 92 at his home in Naples, Florida. Born in Mankato, Minnesota the youngest of four children, his father Ivan Bowen, Sr. was the first Attorney General of the State of Minnesota. Ivan graduated from Shattuck School and attended the University of Minnesota until...

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