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Duane A. Bowe

March 30, 1929 ~ March 24, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Duane Bowe Obituary

                Duane A. Bowe, 93, of Chippewa Falls, town of LaFayette, died Friday, March 24, 2023 at Lake Hallie Memory Care in Lake Hallie surrounded by his loving family.

                Duane was born March 30, 1929 in Chippewa Falls, the son of Albert and Eleanor (Loew) Bowe.

                On February 16, 1950, Duane married Joan Reynen at St. Patrick’s Church in Eau Claire.

                Duane worked as a dairy farmer all of his life, and as a mailman, pressure cooker at Presto, Stanek Implement Dealership and Century 21.

                He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council #974, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen Assembly in Eau Claire, past member of U.C.T #335., the Chippewa Falls Moose Lodge #246, the Young Farmers Organization, Farmers Union, a member of the County Board for 17 years, AMPI and PMP and delivered mobile meals for many years, and was a lifetime member of St. Bridget’s Church.

                He enjoyed square dancing, playing cards, deer hunting with the boys and Ed Solin and his boys. He was very active with his five generaton farm, always wanting to know what was going on. Duane was a jack-of-all trades.

                Duane is survived by his wife, Joan; four sons, Doug (Sue) of Chippewa Falls, Dale (Ruth) of Stevens Point, Dave (Sheryl) of St. Clair, MI and Dan (Rhonda) of Barneveld, WI; two daughters, Cindy (Gary) Loew of Chippewa Falls and Carolyn (Jeff) Hedrington of Wausau; 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

                Duane was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Bowe; his parents; six brothers, Ed, Arnold, Ben, Eugene, Herb and Ralph Bowe; four sisters, Melvina Vogler, Leona Pederson, Marie “Mitz” Lawler and Gloria Tellstrom.

                A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15 at St. Bridget’s Church in the town of Seymour. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Chippewa Falls at a later date.

                Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 15 at the church.

                Duane’s family would like to thank St. Croix Hospice and the staff at Lake Hallie Memory Care.


                A Memorial Mass for Duane A. Bowe was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15 at St. Bridget’s Church in the town of Seymour.

                Rev. Jesse Burish was celebrant of the Memorial Mass. Sister Yvonne Hiess officiated at the prayers of inurnment in Calvary Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.

                Music during the Mass was provided by Gerald Brost and Nancy Haley. Readings were given by Nicholas Bowe and Eleanore Kelly. Gift bearers were Faith Bowe and Mason Bowe.

                Urn bearers were Dennis, Eric, Grant and Justin Bowe and Nathan Hedrington.   


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April 15, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Bridget's Church
2801 N 110th Avenue
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Memorial Mass
April 15, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Bridget's Church
2801 N 110th Avenue
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729


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