Joyce Elaine Bowar

August 14, 1935June 26, 2020

Joyce Elaine Bowar, age 84, of Lincoln, went to be with the Lord on Friday June 26, 2020. Joyce was born August 14, 1935 to Harry and Wilma Stange. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill Bowar; and multiple relatives. Joyce is survived by her loving children, Janelle (Chuck) Larsen, John Bowar, Patrick (Melissa) Bowar, Amy (Dan) Archuleta; Siblings, Phyllis Swenson, Lois Edwards, William (Nancy) Stange, Judy (Dick) McQueen; grandchildren, Abigail Larsen, Nick Bowar, Andy Larsen, Becca Bowar, Danielle Archuleta, Adam Archuleta; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Private Services. Check on Lincoln Memorial website for further information.


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Liz Schneider

July 7, 2020

Joyce Bowar Family-
Please know that we remember you Mom fondly and are grateful to have had her in our lives. May God give you strength in the days ahead. The Schneider family

Rita Ahmann

July 6, 2020

I was sorry to read in the Elk Point paper that Joyce had passed away. I hope she had a good life until the end and did not suffer. I offer my sympathy to you all.
Rita Ahmann

Becci Olander

July 5, 2020

Janelle, John, Pat and Amy,

I’ve always enjoyed the talks with Joyce when seeing her at your family parties or when I stopped by her house to pick up the delicious rolls she often made for us. She was such a character! I never knew quite what she was going to say, but it was always entertaining! Her kindness through baking was fabulous. I sure hope one of you know how to make those cinnamon rolls! We appreciate that she stepped in to be a grandma to “Gwendolyn” for awhile. Quinlan loved spending time with her.
Joyce will be missed. My heart goes out to all of you.

John Erpenbach

July 3, 2020

Janelle, John, Pat and Amy: sorry to hear of Mom's passing; lots of fun memories; My friends always give me a hard time when we would stop on the way to the College World Series and pick up food (and beer) for the trip; told your old man it was his "carrying charge" and real soon we were going to expect steaks instead of bologna sandwiches and Blue Ribbon beer;
she lived a long life, may she rest in peace;

John and Patti

Sherri Taylor Bousquet

July 2, 2020

Amy and family -

So sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. So hard loosing your momma. I loved your mom. She was such a hoot. She had such a great smile and laugh. Loved spending time with her chatting, watching her sew things for my girls to play with as babies. She was the best. You are all in our thoughts and prayers in the days and months to come. Our mommas can share some laughs up in heaven together. Take care of you.

Frank Bowar

June 29, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about Joyce.

I have many fond memories as a kid visiting the cousins in Elk Point and before that the old farm house in Dimock.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

RIP Aunt Joyce.