Obit: Bowey, Charles Norman (1974 - 2011)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Bowey, Grothmann, Bates, Cliff, Marg


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 24, 2011


Bowey, Charles Norman (1 June 1974 - 18 August 2011)


Charles Bowey, 37, of Alma Center passed away, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.


Charles Norman Bowey was born June 1, 1974, in Waukesha, the son of James A. and Nancy L. (Grothmann) Bowey.  When Charles was a young boy his family moved to Rockford, IL, where he attended Vandercook Elementary School, Flynn Middle School and Auburn High School. Charles then went to the Diesel Truck Driver Training School in Sun Prairie.


He has worked for the state of Illinois at the deer check stations during deer hunting season and as a junior volunteer fireman in Cherry Valley, IL.


Charles was a very social person who loved being around his friends.  He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.


He is survived by his mother, Nancy (Gordon) Bates of Alma Center; his father, Jim (Karen) Bowey of Elkhorn; numerous brothers and sisters including his brothers, Patrick (Dischelle) Bowey of Loves Park, IL, and Michael Bates of Humbird and a half-sister, Heather (Jason) Cliff of Sharon.


He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Alice Grothmann and his paternal grandparents, William and Virginia Bowey.


A Memorial service for Charles will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville.  Pastor Terry Marg will officiate. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at the Gesche Funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for designation at a later date.


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The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Charles’s family with funeral arrangements.



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