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Kenneth “Kenny” Bowman

Kenneth “Kenny” Bert Bowman, 77, of 7349 N. Michigan Road, died in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, at 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2003.
Kenny was born and lived all of his life in Plymouth. The son of Bert Abram and Cecilia M. Huffman Bowman, he was born at home on July 30, 1926. He attended LaPaz School.
He entered the United States Navy on July 18, 1944, and served his country for two years as a Baker 3rd Class and a pilot of LSTs.
On January 11, 1947, Kenny and Hilda Mae Lamborn were married.
Self-employed, Kenny hauled livestock for Marshall County area farmers and owned and operated Bowman’s Tire Service, LaPaz, Ind., and Bowman’s Lawn and Garden Sales and Service in Plymouth. He retired in 1996.
He loved woodworking, playing golf and was known to all as a fella with a great sense of humor, telling jokes and playing tricks.
He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Kenny is survived by Hilda, his loving wife of 56 years and by their sons and daughter. The sons and daughters-in-law are Kent D. and Judy Bowman, Culver and Hal W. and Karen Bowman and daughter, Kitty Garnand, all of Plymouth.
Six grandchildren also survive. They are: Jerry and Michelle Bowman, Mishawaka, Ind.; Shane Orr, Mishawaka, Ind.; Kelly and Lee Sheers, Lebanon, Ind.; Matt Garnand, Bloomington, Ind.; Heather Bowman, Spring Hill, Fla.; and Heath Bowman, West Lafayette, Ind. One great-grandchild, Jake Bowman, also survives together with a sister-in-law, Mrs. Charlie Bowman, LaPaz, Ind.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Delbert Charles “Charlie” Bowman.
Friends will be welcomed at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services for Kenny will be officiated by the Revs. Paul Nye and William Kaster in the funeral home on Wednesday, October 15, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Kenny’s memory may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or the American Cancer Society.