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Dale BowersDale Bowers, 77, of Antwerp, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012 at his residence.
Dale was born in Defiance, Ohio on September 28, 1935, a son of the late Mildred (Rittenhouse) & Joseph Bowers.
He worked at BF Goodrich & General Motors. Dale was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and was an intricate part of the Holy Name Society.
On March 24, 1956 he married Jane Houck.
Dale will be sadly missed by his wife, Jane; son, Doug (Marianne) of Angola; daughter, Beth (Jim) Coughlin of Antwerp; 7 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Marilyn Skees & Suzanne Moser.
Viewing is Tuesday, 2-4 & 6-7:30 pm, with a Catholic Vigil Service at 7:30 pm, at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp where viewing is also Wednesday, 9 to 9:30 am.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish , Antwerp, at 10 am on Wednesday, November 14th, with Rev G. Allan Fillman officiating.
He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.
Please omit flowers. Memorials are for Masses.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com
Sorry to hear of Dale's death. I remember him fondly as our youth league baseball coach. I always thought he was the ideal role model for youth with his high morals, respect for others and ethical approach to life. He was a good man.
Jack Jeffery Dec 13 2012 12:00 AM
Dear Jane and family,
So sorry for your loss, but I know it was getting harder and harder for Dale. You all worked so hard to give him the best of care. He knew he was loved. You've been in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda Hankinson Nov 18 2012 12:00 AM
Just read today of Dale''s passing. So sorry to read that. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bruce and Barbara
Bruce & Barbara Pickering Nov 14 2012 12:00 AM
Beth, Doug, and families,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Keeping you in my thoughts during this difficult time.
Elaine (Dunderman) Kuhn Nov 13 2012 12:00 AM
Our prayers of love and for peace to Aunt Jane, Doug and Marianne, and Beth and Jim from Becky and Dave, Trevor, Jeremy, Matthew and Shanna and our families.
Becky and David Stemen Nov 13 2012 12:00 AM
Jane and family: so sorry to hear of Dales passing, He was a great guy, a wonderful caring person, so loved by all who knew him.
mary plum Nov 13 2012 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Dale's smile. Our thoughts and pryers are with you all.
Elizabeth Cline Nov 12 2012 12:00 AM
Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. Dale was a good man who always had a smile on his face. He made us feel welcome when we came to what was then St. Mary''''s.
Ann Knuckles Nov 12 2012 12:00 AM
Beth and family ... We are sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for all of you and sending over lots of love and hugs !!!
ROLAN - KAREN & KALYN RISTER Nov 12 2012 12:00 AM
Dale will be missed.... we send our
sympathy to Jane and Family.......
Ray and Linda Nov 12 2012 12:00 AM