Thomas A. Bowe

Thomas A. Bowe

Thomas A. Bowe, 82, of Chippewa Falls, town of Eagle Point, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.

He was born April 18, 1938, in the town of Tilden, to Alfreda (Steinmetz) and Arthur Bowe.

Tom served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1957-1962.

On May 30, 1960, he married Isabel Prill at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Tilden.

They resided in Chippewa Falls, where Tom worked for Market & Johnson, as a carpenter and was the Carpenter's Union (#1074) Representative, until his retirement in 2000.

Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, vegetable gardening, feeding the birds, woodworking, Sudoku puzzles, and tinkering in the yard and the garage…most of which he did with a cup of coffee in hand. He loved to attend his grandchildren's sporting events and missed very few.

He is survived by his wife, Isabel; four children, Tamara (Bill) Howard of Chippewa Falls, Brenda (Greg) Moore of Lakeville, Minn., Mark (Carol) Bowe of Chippewa Falls, Todd (Shawna) Bowe of Farmington, Minn.; siblings, Cyril (Jane) Bowe, Donald (Glenna) Bowe, Roger (Irene) Bowe; grandchildren, Kimberly (Jarrod) Rude, Kyle (Madeline) Howard, Kelsey (Tyler) Thomas, Allison (Mark) Harries, Kendra (Luke) Olson, Kayla (Justin Feiock) Bowe, Madison (Justin) Hyytinen, Cade Bowe, Anna Bowe; stepgrandchildren, Abby (Greg) Wallis, Amy (Adam) Krause; great-grandchildren, Jaxson and Rylee Rude, Adalynn Thomas, and two more on the way; stepgreat-grandchildren, Elijah, Zoey and Joshua Krause, Ashton and Aiden Wallis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Orville Bowe; sister-in-law, Doris Bowe; and his in-laws, Mildred and Rudolph Prill.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Central Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls, with the Rev. Aaron Sturgis officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Eagleton Cemetery, town of Eagle Point.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

The service will be live streamed and webcasted at

Memorials in Tom's honor may go to Feed My People, an organization Tom held close to his heart.

The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to the staff of the CCU at Sacred Heart Hospital for the excellent care, compassion and kindness given to Tom and his family during his stay there.

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family.

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Published by The Chippewa Herald on Feb. 18, 2021.
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My condolences go out to the Bowe family. I spent many years working with Tom at M&J. He was always very thorough with all that we did. His attention to quality was second to none. I'm sure he will be a major loss for your family. Take Care, Dan Market
Dan Market
February 18, 2021