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September 19, 1943 – Monday, January 31, 2011

Service Information
Word of Peace Lutheran Church, Rogers, M
Friday, February 4, 2011

Visitation Information

Lawrence David “Skip” Bowman, age 67, of Annandale, Minnesota, died Monday, January 31st, 2011 at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis.

Lawrence was born in Luverne, Minnesota on September 19, 1943 the son of Lawrence M. and Johanna M. (Ahrendt) Bowman. He was baptized in Luverne, Minnesota on October 2, 1943 and was confirmed at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano, Minnesota. He attended school at Lyndale Country School, Mound Jr. and Sr. High Schools and the University of Minnesota before honorably serving his country in the US Navy. On June 27, 1970 he married Darlene A. Hillman in Annandale, Minnesota and God blessed their marriage with two children.

Lawrence worked as a buyer for plumbing and heating companies and enjoyed farming, tractors, reading and feeding and watching the birds. He also loved children and his grandchildren were his #1 joy.

Lawrence is survived by his children: Stephanie (David) Huttner of Rogers, Minnesota and David (Cindy) Bowman of Annandale, Minnesota; grandchildren: Andrew Bowman, Ellie Huttner, Joseph Bowman, Luke Huttner, Meredith Bowman and Nicholas Bowman; brothers and sisters: Carl (Dorothy) Bowman of Buffalo, Minnesota, Jennalee Bersie of Delano, Minnesota and Rosalyn (Gary) Nelson of Yakima, Washington; his aunts, Margaret Bowman of Slayton, Minnesota and Viola Correll of Hills, Minnesota and his uncle-in-law, Carl (Elnora) Morris of Cokato, Minnesota. He is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and nieces, great-great nephews and nieces, cousins and friends.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife Darlene A. (Hillman) Bowman on April 3, 1996; his parents, his parents-in-law, Arnold and Doris Hillman and his brothers-in-law, Ancil Hillman and Gordon Bersie.

A funeral service will be held 11:00am Friday, February 4, 2011 at the Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers. Interment will follow in Mt. Hermon Lutheran Cemetery in Albion Township.

A visitation will be held Thursday, February 3rd from 4-8pm at The Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Avenue, Buffalo, Minnesota. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Missy and Matt Spike

    So sorry to hear about Larry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Larry was a great neighbor, too.

  2. Larry and Sue Seckinger

    Our prayers and thoughts for Steph, David and all of the family.

  3. Ralph Leonard

    It was a pleasure to know Mr. Bowman. Even when I was rushing, Mr. Bowman’s smile and laugh would make me laugh and slow down to enjoy his company. I knew him throughout some serious illnesses and was struck by his even temperament despite those conditions. He was a true gentleman to everyone and I feel grateful for having met him.

  4. Carrie (Miller) Dose

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. We pray you find comfort in the memories you share.
    Carrie (Verna’s daughter) and Family

  5. Ron and Irene Bowman

    We always knew him as “Skip”. He always had a big smile and his laughter was contagious. We offer our thoughts and prayers to his family. We know he will be missed.


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