Charles “Gene” E. Bowman, age 95 years, of Archbold, passed away Tuesday evening, October 8, 2019, at Community Hospital & Wellness Center in Bryan. He was born July 22, 1924, at Indiana, PA, the son of Frederick and Nellie (Hanna) Bowman. He married Eilene Morgan on May 4, 1950 and she preceded him in death on April 18, 2016.
A resident of the Archbold area 53 years, he was Supervisor at Fulton Tubing over 25 years before retiring. He enjoyed traveling. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and received the Purple Heart.
He is survived by one daughter, Linda Jones of Middlebury, IN; a son-in-law, Rodney Jolly of Wauseon; 5 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Wilma White and Lois Schrengost both of Indiana, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Pamela Jolly; and two brothers, Norman Bowman and Edward Bowman.
Services will be held on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 2 PM at Archbold Evangelical Church with Pastor Roger Andrews officiating. Interment will follow in the Archbold Cemetery with military services by the American Legion B.L.W. Post 311. Friends may call at Short Funeral Home in Archbold from 5-7 PM on Friday.
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Source: The Village Reporter