William "Bill" Russel BowenWilliam "Bill" Russel Bowen, 76, of East Grand Forks, MN died on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at his home with his family by his side.
William "Bill" Russel Bowen
William "Bill" Russel Bowen, 76, of East Grand Forks, MN died on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at his home with his family by his side.
Bill was born the son of Russel and Donna (Busch) Bowen on July 6, 1934 in Grand Forks, ND. Bill grew up and attended school in East Grand Forks and graduated in 1952. He entered the military, serving in the USMC from 1953 to 1957. After the service Bill married Elaine Sorenson on July 13, 1957 in Fisher, MN. They made their home in Williston, ND where he worked for Lystads Pest Control. In 1963 they moved to Fisher where Bill and his brother Jim started Bowen Pest Control until his retirement in 2002.
Bill enjoyed Big Trophy hunting in Alaska and Canada. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family, taking walks, reading books on hunting and researching and collecting guns.
Bill is survived by his wife: Elaine, East Grand Forks, MN; daughters: Carrie Bowen, Fargo, ND and Carol Johnson, Billings, MT; grandchildren: Jenny (Cary) Rauschenberger, Tyler (Buffy Halvorson) Heimark, both of Fargo, ND, Erica (Kenny Carlos) Johnson, Danielle Johnson and Matthew Johnson all of Billings, MT; sisters Mary Zuckerbraun, Long Boat Key, FL and Nancy (Steve) Driscoll-Green, Milwaukee, WI; brother Steve (Chris) Bowen, New Ulm, MN; and 6 great grandchildren. Bill is preceded in death by his parents; son: Jimmy Bowen; and brother: Jim Bowen.
Memorial Service: 11:00 AM Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Stennes Funeral Home Chapel, East Grand Forks, MN.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral.
Online Guestbook: www.stennesfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota