Lowell “Butch” Bowman passed away Friday, March 24, 2023 at Banner Boswell Hospital in Sun City, Arizona.
Service is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2023 at First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeWitt. The visitation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in DeWitt.
Lowell “Butch” Bowman was born July 1, 1938 in Maquoketa and was the son of Edelman T. and Zelda Bowman. Lowell was united in marriage to Beverly Gast on April 2, 1961 in DeWitt, where they resided until 1973. Lowell and Beverly owned Town Coffee Shop in DeWitt until they moved. After 1973, they moved to Marshalltown, where he operated the Thunderbird Restaurant until 1985 when they moved to Sun City, Arizona, where he owned and managed Bell Travel with Penney Edwards until his retirement.
Butch was known for his amazing sense of humor, he was always quick-witted, and was the life of any party he attended. He was always the one with a camera around his neck or iPad in hand at family events taking pictures. Butch enjoyed spending his time golfing and getting to know people; he always had a joke to tell. Butch was an active member in his church in Sun City where he sang in the choir on Sundays. Butch was very active in the local theater troupe in Sun City, where he would always put on the best performances. Butch loved to travel the world through his travel agency with his closest friends and family.
Butch is survived by his sister, Mary Jo (Phil) Brooks; sisters-in-law, Janet Bowman, Sylvia Bowman, Patsy Sterk, Joyce Erling; daughter-in-law, Diane Bowman; grandchildren, Brandon (Jamie) Bowman, Amanda (Mitch) Allison, Austin (Shelby) Bowman; great-grandchildren, Lauryn and Tay; along with several nieces and nephews.
In death, Butch will be reunited with his beloved wife, Beverly; mother and father, Edelman T. and Zelda Bowman; sons, Kevin Bowman and Kreg Bowman; brothers, Ronald Bowman, Robert Bowman, Richard (Aryln) Bowman; sisters, Barbara (Dan) Elmgreen, Bernadine (George) Rasche, Betty(Lester) Beck; and brothers-in-law, Larry Erling and George Sterk.
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