Richard A. Bowman, 90, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints on Friday July 10, 2009.
Richard was born on April 20, 1919, to the late Alvin and Olga (nee: Tangness) Bowman and lived his entire life in Racine. On April 19,1952, he was united in marriage to Eva Solsrud at St. Mathew Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. They spent 26 loving years together until she preceded him in death on December 31, 1978.
Mr. Bowman served in the Army during WWII and was employed at Knox Motors for over 40 years until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church and was an active member of Golden Kiwanis in which he did many charitable events.
Richard is survived by his son, Richard A. (Kaaren) Bowman II; two grandsons, Rick and Jim; and a sister, Carol Reilly of Clearwater Beach, FL. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services for Mr. Bowman will be held at Atonement Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Ave., on Tuesday July 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Dr. Warren Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends can meet will the family from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday July 13, 2009, at Wilson Funeral Home and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be directed to Atonement Lutheran Church.
The family would like to give special thanks to the caregivers of Ridgewood and WFH-All Saints for their kind and compassionate care of Richard.
Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361