Edward E. Bowen, 1935-2016

Edward E. Bowen, 80, of New Carlisle, IN passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 in his home. He was born July 10, 1935 in Chicago to John and Emily (Kretsch) Bowen. Edward retired as a sub-foreman from Chicago Sewers Department and previously worked at Cuneo Press, also in Chicago.

On September 10, 1954 Edward married Mary Ann Boyd who preceded him in death on March 20, 2012. He also was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Kathleen, two sons Dan & Tim, and his brothers, Charles & John Bowen.

He leaves behind two daughters, Pat (Ken) Markham of Glenview, IL, Jill (Bob) McAllister of Bloomingdale, IL; four sons, Ed Bowen of Chicago, Jack (Kathy) Bowen of Des Plaines, IL, Bill (Colleen) Bowen of Chesterton, IN, Mike (Nancy) Bowen of La Porte, IN, a daughter-in-law Liz Bowen of Las Vegas, NV; 26 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; his brother Thomas of Chicago; a sister-in-law, Jean Bowen of Springfield, IL; and several nieces & nephews.

Edward was a member of St. John Kanty Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, served on committees with the Parish, was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th degree, volunteered at Sharing Meadows, and served on the Hudson Lake Township Board.

Visitation is 2-7 p.m. Sunday April 3, 2016 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, ESSLING CHAPEL, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, IN. Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 4th at St. John Kanty Catholic Church, Rolling Prairie, IN. Family and friends may gather Monday at 9 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will take place in St. John Kanty Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Kanty Parish or the Share Foundation.

To send condolences online, please visit http://www.esslingfuneralhome.com/

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