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Francis L. Bowman
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1919
Death: Mar. 7, 2008

HUMBOLDT Francis L. Bowman, 88, of Humboldt, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at the Humboldt Care Center South.

Services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March, 11, 2008, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Humboldt with the Rev. Jerry Raether and the Rev. Aaron Flatau officiating. Interment will be in the Greenfield Township Cemetery at Knierim at 1:30 p.m. The visitation is Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Francis is survived by his wife Pauline; his daughters, Clarann (Samuel) Smith, Temple Terrace, FL; Rachel (Sanders) Hoffman, Southington, CT; Jeanette (Gary) Podbielski, Missouri City, TX; seven grandchildren, Dale, Matthew, Jennifer, Jonathan, Allison, Todd and Jeremy; three great-granddaughters; and five step-children, Dennis Grebner, Hamilton, MO; Cheryl Larson, LuVerne; Kevin Grebner, Humboldt; Stanley Grebner, Corning; and Lou Ann Evans, Council Bluffs. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Ella, his brother Norman and his sister Marlys Carlson.

Francis L. Bowman, the son of William Edward and Clara W.C. (Hartwig) Bowman, was born April 19, 1919, in Johnson Township near Moorland. He attended Johnson Township Consolidated Schools and graduated from Northwest Webster High School in 1938. On April 21, 1946, Francis was united in marriage to Ella Busse at Trinity Lutheran Church at Knierim. Francis was a lifelong farmer. Ella preceded him in death in 1993. On October 23, 1999, Francis was united in marriage to Pauline Grebner.

Francis was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Humboldt and previously a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Knierim and St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge. He was involved with Laborers for Christ, Lutheran Layman's League and Camp Okoboji. Francis also served the REC and ASC boards in Calhoun County.

Memorials may be directed to the Lutheran Hour or to Camp Okoboji. 
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  Ella H. Bowman (1924 - 1993)*
  Pauline Caroline George Bowman (1923 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenfield Cemetery
Calhoun County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Burt
Record added: Mar 08, 2008
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Francis L. Bowman
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Francis L. Bowman
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Francis L. Bowman
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