Lawrence David “Skip” Bowman, 67, of Annandale, formerly of Elk River, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis.
He was born in Luverne, Minn. on Sept. 19, 1943, to Lawrence M. and Johanna M. (Ahrendt) Bowman. He attended school at Lyndale Country School, Mound junior and senior high schools and the University of Minnesota before serving in the U.S. Navy.
On June 27, 1970, he married Darlene A. Hillman in Annandale.
Mr. Bowman worked as a buyer for plumbing and heating companies and enjoyed farming, tractors, reading, and feeding and watching the birds. He also loved children and his grandchildren were his No. 1 joy.
A funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 4, at the Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers. Interment followed in Mt. Hermon Lutheran Cemetery in Albion Township. The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo served the family.
Mr. Bowman is survived by his children, Stephanie (David) Huttner of Rogers, and David (Cindy) of Annandale; six grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Carl (Dorothy) of Buffalo, Jennalee Bersie of Delano, and Rosalyn (Gary) Nelson of Yakima, Wash.; aunts, Margaret Bowman of Slayton, and Viola Correll of Hills, Minn.; his uncle-in-law, Carl (Elnora) Morris of Cokato; plus numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene, on April 3, 1996; and his brothers-in-law, Ancil Hillman and Gordon Bersie.