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Lawrence A. Bowers JR.

May 12, 2016

Delia—Lawrence A. Bowers Jr., 76 passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the St. Marys Manor.

He was born February 1, 1940 at Topeka the son of Lawrence A. Bowers Sr. and Christina L. Thompson Bowers.  Mr. Bowers was raised in the Delia community and graduated from Delia High School.  He served in the United States Marine Corp Reserves.

Larry was an electrician and had worked for Santa Fe Railroad and Jeffrey Energy Center before he retired.  He was a member of Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church on the Potawatomi Indian Reservation.  He was a member of Jimmy Lillard Post No. 31 of the American Legion at Rossville and was a member of Local No. 304 Electrical Union.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

On November 9, 1963 he was united in marriage to Marla Brooks at Great Falls, MT.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his son, Fr. Larry Bowers, Osage City; two daughters Theresa (Glenn) Swisher, Emmett and Christine (Mike) Kuestersteffen, El Dorado; a brother, John Bowers, Joliet, IL; three sisters, Christina Brennan-Rezac, St. Marys, Ruth Ann Walker, Auburn and Diane Budden, St. Marys; a sister-in-law, Ann Bowers, Chapel Hill, TN; grandchildren, Morgan (Siera), Mattie, Benjamin, Joshua (Elizabeth), Caleb, Zachary and Anna; two great-grandchildren, Carter and Philomena.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Sacred Heart Oratory in Delia. A rosary followed by visitation will be at 9:00 A.M. Saturday.  Interment will be in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Emmett.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Our Lady Of Snows Catholic Church and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home.  To leave an online condolence please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com

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20 thoughts on “Lawrence A. Bowers JR.

  1. So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing, “always” enjoyed Larry……our thoughts and prayers be with you……

  2. Theresa and Christine, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Lisa (Lee) Conaway

  3. To the family of Larry Bowers
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you have our deepest sympathy.
    Darrell & Jo Ellen Adams

  4. Theresa & Glenn,
    So sorry to hear of your loss, I always enjoyed being around Larry at work. May he rest in peace. God Bless

  5. Dear Marla, Larry and Family,
    We just heard this morning of Larry’s death on the 12th. Please be assured of prayers from the Our Lady of the Angels Community here in Colorado Springs.Brother Felix

  6. So many memories. But mostly I will remember his laugh and how he cared for others. Deepest sympathy to Marla, Theresa, Christine, and Larry.

  7. Marla and family, Diane and family, Ruth Ann and family, Christina and family, John and family; I have such wonderful memories of Larry, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you all.

  8. To our dear friends :
    Larry was the best. We will all miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially Marla.
    Love and support from Charlie & Rita Foster.

  9. Theresa, Christine and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We pray for peace and grace for your family during this time. May God bless all of you.
    Scott and Sandy Allen

  10. Fr. Larry Bowers and family,
    In this time of sadness may all of you find peace and strength in God’s love. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Prayers, Mike and Stacey Handly

  11. Fr. Larry and family~
    Our deepest condolences to you and yours. Peace and prayers be with you all at this time.

    ~Jonathan, Theresa (Foster), Grace and Caroline Epler

  12. Larry was the most wonderful man. He has earned his wings of gold now and is flying with the best of angels.
    Deepest sympathy to the Bowers family.

  13. TO the family of Larry Bowers ; Phil and I want to extend our condolences in your loss. Larry always had a smile when we talked to him. Thinking of all of you and saying prayers.

  14. Marla, Theresa, Christine, Larry; please accept our sincere sympathy. Motorcycle (loud!), VW Bug, hard worker, playing football wth us, most of all, his laughter and passion…these are fond memories I have of my Uncle Larry Bowers. You guys have been in my prayers. Love from Frances, Russ, Erin, Bridget & Kylie

  15. FR. Larry Bowers & Family, Please accept our heart felt condolences for the loss of your loved one. You are in our thoughts & prayers. May you find comfort in the knowledge of eternal life & know in Gods time you will be with your loved one again.

  16. Marla and Family,
    I was so sorry to read about Larry’s passing. Please accept my condolences. God bless you.

  17. Fr. Larry Bowers and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers be with you for the loss of your loved one. May the Good Lord bless and be with you at this sadden time.
    Nancy and Cary Bowlin

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