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“Louie was very helpful to us when we had some rental properties, we could always call on him for repairs, even on Holidays. He was always there for...Read More »
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“My deepest condolences, your Grandfather was a wonderful man. He will be missed by many. ”
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“To the family: Louie as we called him, was a great man that we have known since he was married to Pat. Many years of camping with him bring...Read More »
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Louis H. Bowman, 97, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. He was born in Lawrenceville, IL on July 20, 1920, the son of the late Lewis and Edith Bowman. After graduating from Hammond Tech High School in 1938 he worked for the Chicago and Eastern Railroad as a Gandy Dancer, and then International Harvester before he was drafted in to the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served in World War II, stationed aboard the USS Jobb DE-707. While he was serving he gained the nickname "Red" due to his coppery hair. When he was Honorably Discharged in 1946 due to a severe injury he obtained during wartime, he held the rank of Electricians Mate 3rd Class. He then returned to work at International Harvester as the Equipment Design Engineer and retired in 1974. Louis also participated in Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana. Surviving are his daughter, Jacqueline (John) Moore; grandchildren; Renate (John) Heyn, Will (Betty) Hockensmith, and Rachel Fisher; 9 great-grandchildren; and his significant-other, Wanda Leonard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Bowman; children, Louis Bowman, and Diane Hockensmith. Funeral service will be held on Saturday July 29, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park 1140 Lake Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46805 at 10:30AM with calling 1 hour prior. Visitation will take place on Friday, July 28, 2017 also at the funeral home from 5-8pm. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Northeast Indiana Honor Flight.