Kenneth L. Bowman

August 31, 1934June 28, 2019

Kenneth L. Bowman, 84, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 at his residence.

He was born August 31, 1934 in Wells County to the late Howard and Florene (Debolt) Bowman. He worked as a meat processor, retiring in 2002 from Ossian Packing. He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Surviving are his daughters, Rosemary (Kerry) Shipman of Fort Wayne, Robin (Joseph Allegretti) Bowman of Chicago; sons, John K. (Teresa) Bowman of Angola, Joseph C. (Angie) Bowman of Fishers, and James W. (Nancy) Bowman of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Andrew (Maggie) Shipman, Gabrielle (Daniel) Nix, Nathaniel Shipman, Meredith Shipman, Alexa Bowman, Nicholas Bowman, Lauren Allegretti, Abby Bowman, Leah Allegretti, Mary Bowman, and Jake Bowman; and sisters, Jane Bowman and Joyce Widmann, both of Fort Wayne, and Betty Heckley of Springfield, OH. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Ruth Ellen (Sorg) Bowman in 2003. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 14623 Bluffton Road, Yoder, Indiana 46798. Visitation for Kenneth will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809, with a rosary service being held during the visitation time. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Catholic Church Cemetery. Contributions in Kenneth's memory may be made to Cancer Services of NE Indiana. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Bowman family.


  • Cancer Services of NE Indiana


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  • Final Resting Wednesday, July 3, 2019


Kenneth L. Bowman

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Dawn & Andres Croft

July 2, 2019

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in the coming days. May God Bless you with comfort and strength and surround you with loved ones.

catherine Allegretti

June 30, 2019

Just shared our granddaughters graduations in late May. Many delightful moments filled with smiles and laughter! Of course Kenny traveled the roads into Chicago. Then did whatever he could to be helpful. We took so many pictures! His quiet presence filled the room! Thank you Kenny for providing each of us with special talks, sharing your perspectives to life on this earth🙏🏻 You brought big grins to my son’s existence and other such blessings. Your family will continue to carry your sword👤