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John Douglas Bowder
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1934
Saint Cloud
Benton County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 2013
Peru
Miami County
Indiana, USA

John D. Bowder Jr., 78, Peru, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, in his residence.

Born July 18, 1934 in Clear Water, Minn., he was the son of the late John D. Bowder Sr. and Elizabeth Stearns. On Dec. 19, 1953 in Dumfries, Va., he married Shelby J. Bourne, who preceded in death on Aug. 25, 1991.

John retired from the United States Air Force in 1973 after 21 years of service.

He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Peru.

Surviving are two sons, John D.S. (Angela) Bowder, Kokomo; and Darrell E. Bowder, Peru; three daughters, Kathy L. Tolley, Climax Springs, Mo.; Penny M. (Harvey) Engel, and Billie (Ricky) Renn, both of Peru; three sisters, Virginia (Melvin) Stavrum; Alice (Joe) Janchar; and Betty (Peter) Stewart, all of Minnesota; one brother, Adrian (Lois) Bowder, New York; 23 grandchildren, and 50 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Bobbie J. Owens and one brother, Frank Niebolte.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in the Gundrum Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rick Tolley officiating. Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Logansport.

Visitation will be from noon until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Samuel Bowder (1902 - 1969)
  Elizabeth Ellen Stearns-Bowder Niebolte (1910 - 2010)
 
 Spouse:
  Shelby J Bourne Bowder (1936 - 1991)
 
 Children:
  Bobbie J Bowder Owens (1964 - 1991)*
 
 Siblings:
  Adrian Oliver Bowder (1931 - 2013)*
  John Douglas Bowder (1934 - 2013)
  Dorothy Bowder (1936 - 1936)*
  Franklin Arvid Niebolte (1940 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ever Rest Memorial Park
Logansport
Cass County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Brian Stavrum
Record added: Mar 17, 2013
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John Douglas Bowder
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John Douglas Bowder
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John Douglas Bowder
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- Kat
 Added: May. 28, 2014
Numbers 6:24-26King James Version (KJV)24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
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 Added: Jan. 31, 2014

- Beverly Chastain
 Added: Oct. 22, 2013
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