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Lois A. Bowman, 96, of Hooper NE


Lois A. Bowman, age 96, of Hooper, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Fremont Health Medical Center.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14th , at Elim Lutheran Church in Swaburg.  Burial will follow in the Elim Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel. A memorial fund will be determined at a later date.  Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lois Alma Margaret (Meyer) Bowman was born to J. Herman and Sophie (Wobken) Meyer on May 31, 1919 in rural Dodge County near Uehling, Nebraska. Lois grew up attending District #18 school through 8th grade and then attended Uehling High School, graduating in 1936. Throughout her youth she attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Westside) where she was baptized and confirmed. She helped her family on the farm, taught Sunday school, and sang in the choir. She remained on the family farm with her mother Sophie and brother Chris where she helped her brother farm during WW II and nursed her mother through her final years. After her mother’s death, she moved in with her sister Martha and husband Henry Wobken.

On July 14, 1945, Lois married Melvin Arthur Bowman at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and moved to the Bowman family homestead near Uehling. There she worked as a homemaker, farm wife, and mother. She was active in her church, Elim Lutheran Church (Swaburg), the American Legion Auxiliary, Lutheran Church Women (LCW), the election board, and Dodge County FHA Board.

In later years she enjoyed spending her winters in Arizona near her daughter Joanne, and traveled to Europe several times. She also was an avid china painter, who enjoyed sharing her beautiful work with numerous members of her family and friends. She also played in several bridge card clubs. Lois enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities and sporting events at Logan View with the “grandma brigade.”

She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin A. Bowman, parents; brothers: George, Herbert, Christof, Lawrence, Herman, and Gerald Meyer; sisters: Meta and Anna Meyer, Martha Wobken, Katherine Leona Schutte, Alma Heitshusen, Alice Liston, and Myra Muller.

She is survived by her daughter Joanne K. Bowman of Scottsdale, AZ; son and daughter-in-law Ron and Anita Bowman of Fremont, NE; grand children and spouses, Elizabeth and Ken Halvorsen of Lincoln, NE, Dr. Erik and Crystal Bowman of Madison, WI, Alicia and Dr. Erich Schafer of Cedar Springs, MI; great-grandchildren, Jordan Satter and Kaitlyn Halvorsen of Lincoln, NE, Brigham and Ellianna Schafer of Cedar Springs, MI, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lois Bowman

Lois Bowman

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