Francis Phillip “Frank” Bowe

Francis Phillip “Frank” Bowe

Birth
Dakota County, Minnesota, USA
Death 11 Jun 2004 (aged 91)
Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Dundas, Rice County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 80722392 · View Source
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Submitted by Northfield News on Tue, 06/15/2004 -
Frank P. Bowe, age 91, of Northfield and Dundas, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Faribault.

Funeral services were held Monday at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Dundas, with the Rev. Carolyn Schmidt, celebrant, and the Rev. Jill Tollefson, deacon, officiating. Interment was at the Groveland Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday at the funeral home and Monday at the church.

Frank Phillip Bowe was born Dec. 16, 1912, in Sciota Township, rural Dakota County, to Lucuis R. and Agnes (Cleland) Bowe. He was united in marriage to Oletta Severson Oct. 9, 1940, at the Dennison parsonage.

Bowe worked on the Ed Thye farm before starting at Carleton College. He was manager of Carleton's dairy farm for 16 years and foreman of Carleton's campus for 10 years.

After his retirement, he did many odd jobs including mowing lawns and cemeteries. Bowe loved gardening, horseback riding, spending time with his grandchildren, singing, and playing the harmonica. He loved his beloved cat, Pringle.

Survivors include his wife, Oletta, of Northfield; two daughters: Colleen (Chester) Goehring and Warren of Inver Grove Heights and Eileen Gruber of Eagan; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one brother, Donald Bowe, of South St. Paul and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Catherine Boudreau, and four brothers: Dean, Dan, Bob and Bill Bowe.

Arrangements were with the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield.


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  • Maintained by: David Alan Bowe, MD
  • Originally Created by: BJ
  • Added: 19 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80722392
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Phillip “Frank” Bowe (16 Dec 1912–11 Jun 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80722392, citing Groveland Cemetery, Dundas, Rice County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by David Alan Bowe, MD (contributor 47104697) .