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W. John Bowman Jr.
Lynn Center, Illinois
Jul 20, 1930 – Aug 31, 2012 (Age 82)
W. John Bowman, Jr., 82, of Lynn Center, died Friday, August 31, 2012, at his home. Cremation rites have taken place. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2012, at the Swedona Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Swedona Lutheran Church, where he was a member. Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd. Orion is assisting the family. John was born July 20, 1930, in Moline, IL, the son of Walter John and Myra Peterson Bowman. He was a 1948 graduate of Orion High School and a U.S. Army Veteran. He married Maxine Otto. John worked in industrial sales and was the owner and operator of W. John Bowman & Associates, retiring in 2000. He loved airplanes and he built them and flew them from a grass landing strip at his family farm, which is over 120 years old. Survivors include Wife Maxine Daughter Wende (Michael) Harrison Albuquerque, NM Step-Children Taryn (Jay) Drennen Birmingham, AL Kenneth (Tammy) Wilson Atlanta, GA 4 step grandchildren 3 step great grandchildren Sister Ruby Souder Moline, IL He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ruhl and Don Bowman and sister, Cleora Ward. Online condolences may be made to John's family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahl.com.