Byron Lee Bowman, 73, of Greeley, Colo., passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019, at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo., following complications from an aortic dissection.
Byron was born on Aug. 21, 1945, in Hallock, Minn., to Glen and Violet (Jacobson) Bowman. He graduated from Kennedy High School in 1963 and spent a couple of years playing sports in college. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1965, was stationed in Fort Richardson, Ark., and honorably discharged in 1968.
He married Janis Marie (Howe) on July 3, 1971, and they made their home in Kennedy, Minn., until they moved to Greeley in 2003. Byron farmed with his family for many years, owned and operated a water purification company, Bowman Industries and retired from D & D Commodities, Greeley plant, in 2015.
Byron enjoyed baseball, basketball, football, curling, bowling and skiing. He also enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his family. Byron was a loving, devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered by his family and friends.
Survivors include: his wife, Janis Bowman of Greeley; his daughter, Kari (John) Biesendorfer of Westminster, Colo.; sons, Jason and Jeremy Bowman of Greeley, Colo.; brother, Brent (Jody) Bowman and sister, Beth (Robert) Gatheridge, both of Kennedy; and granddaughters, Zorah Biesendorfer and Vail Bowman.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Glen and Violet Bowman; and his sisters, Bonnie Tyszelman and Barb Johnson.
The funeral will be held at Maria Lutheran Church 401 W. County Road 7, Kennedy on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. The service will be followed by a veteran’s committal at the Kennedy City Cemetery and a reception at Maria Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial contributions can be made to the Byron Bowman Memorial Fund and sent in care of Maria Lutheran Church.