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Harold G. Bowman

April 17, 1942 ~ September 12, 2019 (age 77)


Harold G. Bowman, 77, of LaFontaine, passed away at 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019.  Harold was born on April 17, 1942, in Wabash County, to the late Clarence and Helen (Leach) Bowman.

Harold was a 1960 graduate of LaFontaine High School and he attended Porter College. After college, he served in United States Army as part of the 164th MP Division. Harold was stationed in Germany from 1966 to 1968.  Harold retired from Superior Essex in Fort Wayne and in 1996, he started working for Applebee's and was currently employed at the Marion, Indiana location. He was a member of the Woodlawn United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Honeywell Center.

Harold loved his grandchildren, his AA family and his church family.  Harold just loved being around people, sharing stories and laughing with friends and family.

Harold is survived by daughter, Tracie (Brian Linkenhoker) Hensley, of LaFontaine; one brother, Jerry (Diane) Bowman, of LaFontaine; two grandchildren, Brayton (Tristan) Hensley and Logan (Reggie) Sears; two great-grandchildren, Paisley and Kennedy; and sister-in-law, Margaret Bowman, of South Carolina.  He was preceded in death by one brother.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 16, 2019, at McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, IN  46940, with Pastor Ted Batson officiating.  Burial will follow at the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery. 

Friends and family may call from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 150 N. 2nd Street, Somerset, Indiana 46984.

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September 15, 2019

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
McDonald Funeral Home
104 South Main Street
LaFontaine, IN 46940

Funeral Service
September 16, 2019

10:00 AM
McDonald Funeral Home
104 South Main Street
LaFontaine, IN 46940

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