Almira Bowers
1919 - 2021
Proko Wall Funeral Home
1630 East Mason Street
Green Bay, WI
Almira Bowers

Green Bay - Almira Augusta (DeKelver) Rentmeester Bowers, 101, was called to her eternal home on Tuesday evening, May 4, 2021. She was born August 4, 1919, in Bellevue to the late Peter and Eliza (DeGrave) DeKelver and baptized into the Catholic faith. On June 7, 1931, she received her first communion at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

Almira married Gordon Rentmeester on October 29, 1938. Together, they raised a family of four sons and a daughter. Gordon preceded her in death October 19, 1978. Almira later married LeRoy Bowers on May 19, 1984. He preceded her in death on November 8, 1996.

Almira did her part in assisting the World War II effort by working at Hoberg Paper (now Procter & Gamble). She and Gordon were members of the VFW Winiecki Post 9677. Almira was a noted cook, being the head of the Prange's Department Store Grill during the 1960's and 1970's. She also cooked for the Rebekah Club and Danceland. She was a longtime member of St. Philip Parish and the Altar Rosary Society. Almira enjoyed traveling, card playing, especially bridge and cribbage, doing word search puzzles and trying her luck at bingo.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Aldrich; three sons and four daughters-in-law, Lee and Bonnie Rentmeester, Charles "Chuck" and Dianne Rentmeester, Gary and Sharon Rentmeester; Barbara Rentmeester; 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, David Rentmeester; son-in-law, Gordon Aldrich; two grandchildren, Justin Rentmeester and Kris Leroy; great-granddaughter, Millie Rentmeester; sisters, Mabel Van Rens, Ida Piotrowski and Myrtle Deprey; infant sister Mildred; brothers John "Jack", Raymond, Elmer and Winfred DeKelver; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Monday at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church. Entombment will be in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences visit

Almira's family would like to thank the staff of Odd Fellow Rebekah Home and Aurora at Home Hospice Care for taking such good care of our Mom during her last days. A special thank you also to the staff at Oak Park Place for their care during her residence these past two years.

Published by Green Bay Press-Gazette from May 5 to May 9, 2021.
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St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
312 Victoria St., WI
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St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
312 Victoria St., WI
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Awwhhh this was such sad news to hear about Almira’s passing. Kathy, Lee, Chuck and Gary I have great memories of your mom and she was a wonderful lady. I remember my mom bringing rolled rag stripes over so your mom could make those beautiful rag rugs. My cousin Terry Zeise Collier and I did get to visit with Kathy & Almira several years ago when I came home to Green Bay and we knocked on the door to see if anyone was home. We talked and laughed about old times. I am so sorry for your loss, I will keep all of you in my prayers and now your mom is at rest. We feel your pain. My brothers Steve(Escanaba, MI), Peter(Simi Valley, CA) and myself(Las Vegas, NV) are saddened by your mother’s passing. God Bless....Kathleen Zeise Wills
Kathleen Zeise Wills
May 11, 2021
We are so sorry for your family's loss. Praying for you all.
Mary and staff at PRN Home Health & Therapy
May 10, 2021
Ron Lepianka
May 9, 2021
Palmira was one of the nicest lady I ever worked with she had taught me a lot working with her in the 4th floor grill along with having fun.In the years I had kept in contact with her and always remembering her on holidays and her birthday I will surely miss such a great lady.May the angels take care of you like you did for others.
Linda Weidner
May 7, 2021
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