Barbara E. Bowler
July 19, 1938 – February 5, 2019
Barbara E. Bowler, age 80, passed away peacefully at home on February 5, 2019, surrounded by family. Barb was born on July 19, 1938, in Grand Rapids, the daughter of the late Frank and Isabelle (Hall) Gerke.
She is survived by her five children, Beth (Zeke) Chambers, Deb (Dave) Goller, Jackie (Rick) Bontekoe, Edward (Lisha) Bowler, and Rich (Nancy) Bowler; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; and numerous other friends and family who will miss her dearly. In addition to her parents, Barb was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Edward; and son, Richard C.
For 25 years, Barb worked as a waitress and manager, primarily at Stoney's Inn. Barb was a devout member of St. Alphonsus Parish, where she volunteered in the church store, helped maintain the church grounds, and attended the church bible study.
Visitation for Barb will take place on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Reyers North Valley Chapel Funeral Home, from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm. A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 11:00am, with a Visitation an hour prior. In leui of flowers, donations can be made to St. Alphonsus Parish.
- Memorial Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
- Memorial Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, February 9, 2019