Jack Bower

Jack Bower

Jack C. Bower of Alamo Township passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013 in Kalamazoo. Mr. Bower was born March 24, 1934 in Martin, MI. Jack had farmed throughout his life, and he and his friend Charlie Betke had owned and operated their own brick laying company. Jack had built two homes for his family. Jack’s favorite pastime was spending quiet time in the woods. He loved being with his family, hunting with his buddies and later in life with his daughters. Jack also loved fishing with “The Mother” and being with their little dog Gizzy. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, especially the monthly breakfasts. Jack treasured his Farmall tractor and his John Deere crawler.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis Taylor; their daughters, Cheri (Joe) Demmon of Superior, Montana, Julie Bos of Kalamazoo, Pat (Kerry) Boothby of Paw Paw and Jody Dorothy (Ron Doot) of Plainwell; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Lorence and Ron Bower. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Walter and Don.

Friends may meet with his family on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. November 12, 2013 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A Funeral Service will be held at Twin Lakes Reformed Church, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Ron Lugten officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Street Cemetery, Alamo Township.

Our family would like to extend special gratitude to Jack’s nurses on the 8th Floor at Borgess: Eric “The Great”, Amber “Little A”, “Happy” Sarah and “His Angel” Nicole and Vina.

Messages of condolence for his family may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Suzie Weber says:

    So sorry about your loss. I loved Jack and I love all of you. If you need anything, anytime, let me know. Take care
    suzie weber

  2. Merrilee Slawson says:

    RIP Uncle Jack. You will be missed by everyone. Love you.

  3. Chuck, Genie and Nicky Bower says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Especially Nicky. She loved their long talks at the family reunions. He was a special man. Always a smile and a laugh. We are thankful we were able to connect with everyone at those reunions. I think Jack really enjoyed them too! Our love and thoughts are with your family.

    The Bowers

  4. Nancy Schuler says:

    Pat, Praying for your and family to find peace and acceptance.
    Nancy Schuler

  5. Pat Hagerman says:

    I will always remember Jack’s visits. He always had a story to tell and Phyllis would always wait patiently for him to complete his story. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to know Jack the past 18 years. My condolences to Phyllis and his family. HE was a special person and will be missed.

  6. Jeff Cherrington & Patty Earle says:

    So sorry to hear this about such a great guy who will really be missed. Our thoughts and prays are with all of you.

  7. betsy lewis says:

    So sorry about our loss. Always a favorite customer of mine. He sure knew how to set me straight. I’m very fortunate to have known Jack, and some of his wonderful family.

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