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Donna Lee Cripe Bowser
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1927
La Porte
La Porte County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 2008
Plymouth
Marshall County
Indiana, USA


DONNA LEE BOWSER
Sept. 19, 1927 - Oct. 3, 2008
PLYMOUTH - Donna Lee Bowser, 81, of 805 Baker Street, Lot 3,
Plymouth, Indiana, passed away Friday, October 3, 2008, at 11:00
p.m. in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth. Donna was born on
September 19, 1927, in LaPorte, Indiana, to Harold and Elsie
(Baugher) Cripe. She and her family moved to Bremen, Indiana, in
1934. It was in Bremen that she met Don Bowser in school. They
graduated together, from Bremen, in the class of 1945. On August 28,
1948, after Don returned home from the service, Donna and Don were married at the
Riverside E.U.B. Church in Bremen. Donna was a homemaker and a retired beautician.
She and Don loved to travel, and they spent their winters in their home in Florida for
21 years. Donna is survived by her husband of 60 years, Donald Bowser; their sons,
Rex and Joyce Bowser of Coatesville, Indiana, Randy and Ann Bowser of Plymouth,
Roger and Beckey Bowser of Cassopolis, Michigan; 15 grandchildren and nine great-
grandchildren (with another expected); and her brother, Neil and Doris Cripe of
Bremen. She was preceded in death by her parents and by an infant sister. Funeral
services will be held on Friday, October 10, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. in the Van Gilder
Funeral Home in Plymouth, with the Rev. Les Johnson officiating. Burial will be in New
Oak Hill Mausoleum, Plymouth. Friends and family are invited to visit with the Bowser
family on Thursday, October 9, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Van Gilder
Funeral Home, 300 West Madison Street, Plymouth, IN 46563. The family would like
for memorial contributions to be made to the donor's choice. Friends may sign the
guestbook and share memories with the Bowser family at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com .
Published in the South Bend Tribune on 10/8/2008
 
 
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 Parents:
  Harold Cripe (1904 - 1979)
  Elsie Cripe (1905 - 1998)
 
 Spouse:
  Donald Bowser (1927 - 2013)
 
 Children:
  Randy L. Bowser (1953 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Plymouth
Marshall County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Scabbardfish
Record added: Oct 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30417049
Donna Lee <i>Cripe</i> Bowser
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Donna Lee <i>Cripe</i> Bowser
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Donna Lee <i>Cripe</i> Bowser
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