Albert Bowen

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I never wanted to write a memorial for the first man in my life; yet sadly, that day has come. In all the chaos surrounding his last days and the Celebration of Life service, I never even thought to look on here. Only tonight did I look up the site to see if messages were still online.

The impact our Dad had, not only on his family but on many others, was amazing--I only hope he knows how much he meant

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Posted by: Judy Bowen Gill - The Villages, FL - Daughter   Jan 26, 2013

We will sure miss him. Fay and family we are both sorry we missed his services and would have been there had we known. We have been blessed with some wonderful memories of Al and bowling and just visiting. We are grateful to have had such a good friend.

Posted by: Larry and Shirley Hamilton - Michigan City, IN - close friends   Jan 16, 2013

Mrs. Bowen, Judy, Bob, Steve, Denise, Tim, and Anne, our deepest and hearfelt condolences on the passing of your father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband and friend to all Al Bowen.

Keith (Bro) Carlson

Posted by: Keith Carlson and Family - New Buffalo, MI   Jan 13, 2013

An Eternal Memory-Until We Meet Again-
Those special memories of you
Will always bring a smile
If only I could have you back
For just a little while
Then we could sit and talk again
Just like we used to do
You always meant so very much
And always will do too
The fact that you're no longer here
Will always cause me pain
But You're forever in my heart
Until we meet again

I'm thinking of all of you. Love and God Bless.

Posted by: Paula Mulder-Stovall - Kalamazoo, MI - Extended family   Jan 13, 2013

So very sorry to read about Al passing tonight. We enjoyed many of Al's stories over the many years at the bowling alleys. He so loved the game. Faye, we are sorry that we can't make the service but you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Jack and Clareann DeTomasi - Three Oaks, MI - Friend   Jan 11, 2013

It was a pleasure to get to know Al & Fay through cruises and family get-togethers! In fact, we got to see him this past summer at the Bowen family reunion. He was chair-ridden, but interacted with everyone and seemed to thoroughly enjoy himself. Rodd spoke of his grandpa often, and I think Al had a big influence on his life, especially in the painting area!

Al and my dad would often share WWII Navy adventures together. They could go on

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Posted by: Dennis & Kay Marchand - Plainwell, MI - Friends   Jan 11, 2013

Thought and prayers to all the family. Al was a very nice man. We remember bowling with Faye and him in mixed doubles.

Posted by: Nancy and Roman Idkowiak    Jan 11, 2013

Faye and family,
Family quilts are made with many pieces. Faye and Al have always welcomed us as part of the family even though we are only blood related to Bob & Judy. My dad and Al had a long history together, Navy duty, marrying his sister Cecil and going to cometology school together. Living in New Buffalo a few blocks apart for as long as I remember. Beautiful memories all through the years. What a wonderful life Al had with family and friends and bowling buddies! Love, Charlynn, Chuck, Kim and families.

Posted by: Kimberly Covert Krametbauer - New Buffalo, MI - cousin of Bob & Judy   Jan 11, 2013

Fay and family!
The Bruce family would like to say we are sorry for your loss!
Al was a great guy! when my dad (Bud Bruce) was sick he made a point to visit him at least once a week. Dad really enjoyed his visits and they talked about the good old days.
you will truely be missed!!

Posted by: judy bruce - miichigan city, IN - friend   Jan 11, 2013

Fay and family,
Al was aleays a happy go lucky man, and so much fun to bowl with him and Fay. Our thoughts are with you and the family.
Bill and Dianne

Posted by: Bill and Dianne Kirk - Three Oaks, MI - friend   Jan 11, 2013