Lawrence A. Bowers JR.

by piperadmin | May 12, 2016 2:31 pm

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

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