Obit: Bowser, Edward F. (1865 - 1921)

Transcriber: Stan


----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 03/04/1921

Bowser, Edward F. (24 Feb 1865 - 1 Mar 1921)

The many friends of Mr. Edward Bowser learned with sorrow of his sudden death, which occurred at his home at Sheboygan, Tuesday morning, March 1, 1921. Although Mr. Bowser’s health had been poor for the past ten years, he has been able to attend to his duties regularly and on retiring the night previous to his death was apparently as well as usual. He was alone at the time with his two daughters, Mrs. Bowser being in Chicago recovering from a recent operation.

Edward Francis Bowser was born Feb. 24, 1865 in the town of Mitchell, Sheboygan Co. In 1901 he came to Colby, Wis. and remained here for two years, when he returned to his home and was united in marriage to Miss Nellie Hughes of the town of Mitchell. He immediately returned to Colby with his wife. Two children were born to them. In Nov. 1911 Mrs. Bowser passed away. In 1914 he was married to Mrs. Theresa Lex and continued to make Colby their home until a year ago, when they moved to Sheboygan, where he was employed in the factory of the Northern Furniture Company.

Mr. Bowser was held in high esteem during the years in which he made Clby his home. He was of kindly disposition, faithful and industrious and had a large circle of friends who mourn his death.

The remains were shipped to Colby Thursday and he was buried Friday morning in the Colby Catholic Cemetery, with services at St. Mary’s Church. The funeral was in charge of the Catholic Order of Foresters, of which he was an active member.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Blanche, 16, and Mary, 14; two brothers, John Bowser, Merritt B. C., James Bowser, Sheboygan; three sisters, Mrs. J. E. Lyons, Colby; Mrs. Martin Franey, Wauwautosa, and Mrs. Phillip King of Sheboygan.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. P. W. King, Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. James Bowser, Sheboygan, Mrs. Margbaughs and Mrs. Kelher, Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Statmiller and Miss Emma Dengen, Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Lex, Oshkosh, Ed Lex, Quarry, Wis., John Lex, Sheboygan.



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