Angel-Sleeping

Shirley A. Bowe

November 23, 1932 ~ September 12, 2021 (age 88)

Obituary

            Shirley A. Bowe, 88, of Chippewa Falls, town of Tilden, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021 after a brief battle with ovarian cancer at her residence surrounded by her loving family under the care of Heartland Hospice.

            She was born November 23, 1932 in Tilden, the daughter of Clarence and Philomena “Minnie” (Bowe) Goettl. She attended St. Charles Grade School and graduated from McDonell High School in 1950.

            On May 1, 1951, Shirley married Clayton Bowe at St. Peter’s Church in Tilden. They farmed in Tilden until retirement in 1989.

            Shirley’s joys in life were hosting family gatherings, decorating for the holidays, especially Christmas, volunteering at St. Peter’s Church, and preparing meals for Agnes’ Table and Sojourner House. She loved her routine of attending Saturday night Mass and Sunday morning cards with her good friend, Betty, which they played for over 25 years.

            Over the years she cooked for many weddings, anniversaries, funerals, and Tilden Lions Club events. Countless gallons of potato salad were prepared in Shirley’s kitchen. She gave her kids strict orders that her potato salad was not to be mentioned in her obituary (but sometimes kids don’t listen to their parents).

            Shirley is survived by five children, Wayne (Barb) Bowe of Tilden, Sharon (Wayne) Sonnentag of Bloomer, Cindy (Dick) Hofmann of Bloomer, Peggy (Randy) Geissler of Hudson and Craig (Carol) Bowe of Tilden; nine grandchildren, Missy Gilbertson, Stacy (Joe) Reynolds, Kim (Pete) Sarauer, Kurt Sonnentag, Andrea (Mark) Dohms, Sara (Jason) Bauch, Brooke (Evan) Welle, Ashley (Tyler) Kisner, and Bridget (Alex) White, twelve great grandchildren, Haley Reynolds, Kylie Sarauer, Megan and Aron Dohms, Makayla and Aubrey Bauch, Breanna Rasmus, Lincoln and Brody Kisner, Britynn, Lahni and Kobe White; one brother, Francis (Dorothy) Goettl; one sister, Wanda (Cliff) Steinmetz; sister-in-law, Jan Goettl; and brother-in-law, Cliff Bowe.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton; her parents; grandson-in-law, Justin Gilbertson; and brother, Robert Goettl.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 15 at St. Peter’s Church in Tilden. Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Gorman will be celebrant of the funeral Mass assisted by Deacon Dan Rider. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

            Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15 at St. Peter’s Church in Tilden.

            The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Heartland Hospice for their passionate care and understanding during Shirley’s final days.

             AFTER SERVICE NOTICE:

Funeral services for Shirley A. Bowe were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 15 at St. Peter’s Church in Tilden.

            Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Gorman was celebrant of the funeral Mass assisted by Deacon Dan Rider. Interment was in the church cemetery.

            Music during the Mass was provided by Nancy Haley, Gracie Wild and the St. Peter’s Funeral Choir. Readings were given by Brooke Welle and Bridget White. Gift bearers were Megan Dohms and Kylie Saurer.

            Casket bearers were Sara Bauch, Andrea Dohms, Missy Gilbertson, Ashley Kisner, Stacy Reynolds, Kim Sarauer, Kurt Sonnentag, Brooke Welle and Bridget White.

            The Christian Mother’s Society recited the rosary at the church on Wednesday morning.

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
September 15, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
11358 County Hwy Q
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
September 15, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
11358 County Hwy Q
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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