OBITUARY

WINIFRED M BOWER

March 31, 1917January 24, 2012

Winifred M. Heinen Bower,

94, of Indianapolis, departed this life January24th. Winnie was born March 31, 1917 in Ambia, IN to the late John M. and Ella (McGuire) Heinen. She earned her teaching certificate in 1939 from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. In 1968 she received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Butler University. Her teaching career spanned 30 years, with most of that at school #54 in Indianapolis Public Schools. Winnie was an active and dedicated member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She volunteered as a Eucharistic Minister and assisted the Bereavement Committee in addition to being active with the women’s group. She also enjoyed playing bridge, bowling and traveling with friends. Winnie was an active member of the Alumni Association of St. Mary’s of Notre Dame anda devoted volunteer to the Guardian Angel Guild. Winnie was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Bower; daughter, Margaret Ann Baase and brothers, Jack, James D. and Edward Heinen. She is survived by her daughters, Sue Ellen (Carmen) Grap and Ann (Mike) Holmes; sons, Michael J. (Diane) Bower, J. Fred (Sara) Bower and William Patrick (Lynn) Bower; son-in-law, Andrew J. Baase; sister, Genevieve Swoyer; thirteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, January 27, 2012 from 4 – 8 Pm at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00PM Saturday, January 28th in Holy Spirit Catholic Church with calling there beginning at 11:00AM. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Kentland, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to Guardian Angel Guild.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 28, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, January 27, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, January 28, 2012
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WINIFRED M BOWER

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January 29, 2012

We are so sorry to hear about Winnie. We always enjoyed seeing her at Mass and her kind son,Fred. Winnie was always so friendly and always well dressed. She was a special person and we know you will miss her.

Our deepest sympathy and prayers,
Mark and Mary Jane Felts

Beth Lawn

January 29, 2012

I knew Winnie when I lived in Indianapolis and was a member of Holy Spirit. I was invited to join the ladies' group when they dined out once a month, and of course I would see har at daily Mass. I am saddened to hear of Winnie's passing, since I moved back to my hometown of Euclid, OH over 3 years ago, but keep up by reading the bulletin online.
God bless, your family and friends are in my prayers.

Beth Lawn

January 27, 2012

We always feel as though Indianapolis is our second home. Always enjoyed spending time with Winnie and the beautiful family she produced. Our hearts go out to you all. Love, The McLernons

January 27, 2012

Please accept our condolences on Winnie's passing. We fondly recall her charm and wit. Of particular note is the friendly back and forth banter, between Dan and her, over the the fortunes and misfortunes (Dan's favorite part) of Notre Dame football. Her legacy is a vibrant one and she will surely rest peacefully with God for eternity. Dan and Elaine Tomasulo (Mercerville, NJ)

Deacon Frank Klauder

January 27, 2012

My Prayers are with you, Pat and Lynn and all of your Family

Katy Klose

January 26, 2012

We felt as though Indianapolis was a second home on our family trips-Aunt Winnie always had a bed or a couch available, "something" chocolate for our genetic sweet teeth, and a story or picture to help with our famiy history hunting...a strong, determined, proud lady who has left a legacy in her children, grandchildren and yes, her nieces and nephews, too! Love and hugs to all, Katy Heinen Tindall Klose

marilyn stuck

January 26, 2012

Ann sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. My best to you and all your family! Marilyn

Denny Harvey

January 26, 2012

Sorry for your loss. I had Mrs Bower as my fifth grade teacher at school 54 during the 65-66 school year.I thought she was a wonderful teacher. Will always remember her.

FROM THE FAMILY