Raymond (Ray) Bowers

Raymond (Ray) Bowers, age 90, of Madelia, Minnesota, died on April 18, 2014, at his home in Madelia, Minnesota.

Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church-Madelia, on Friday, April 25, at 11 a.m.

The clergy will be Rev. Penny Johnson

Interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Madelia, Minnesota.

Visitation will be on Thursday, April 24, from 5-7 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel and will continue on Friday from 10-11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church-Madelia.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Madelia, Minnesota. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Ray Bowers was born November 7, 1923 in Spencer, Nebraska, to Sid and Mary (Kerbel) Bowers. He spent his younger years growing up on a farm. They moved to Minnesota where he finished school and graduated from Truman High School in 1942. On September 15, 1943 he married Evelyn Bursell, and they started farming near Truman and continued farming in Lewisville/ Madelia until retiring. He and Evelyn retired in Madelia. They enjoyed many winters in Arizona. He enjoyed golfing, dancing, fishing, playing cards which he was very competitive. He enjoyed life to the fullest and will be dearly missed by his family.

Ray is survived by his wife, Enid; his children, (Debbie) of Minneapolis, Chuck (Peggy) Bowers of Madelia, Jim ( Trish) Bowers of Lonsdale, Darlene (Ron) Splinter of North Mankato, Dale ( Beverly) Bowers of Owatonna; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Harold (Donna) Bowers; sisters, Betty (Connie) Lewis, Phyllis (Delvin) Meyer and many nieces and nephews and Enid’s family.

He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn; son Jerry; his parents; sister and brother-in-law.

Memorials to First Presbyterian Church of Madelia and Mayo Clinic Cancer Research.

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