Obit: Bowen, Aurilla #2 (1915 - 2012)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

Surnames: Bowen, Dins, Geiger, Karsten, Koffarnus, Krueger, Schmidt, Smith, Staffeil, Wiese

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 9/26/2012

Bowen, Aurilla (Staffeil) (20 APR 1915 - 23 SEP 2012)

Aurilla Bowen, age 97, of Colby, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012, at the Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in Abbotsford.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. The Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate. Committal services will follow in Colby Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday at the church in Colby from 10 a.m. until time of services

Life Tributes Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Spencer is assisting Aurilla’s family.
Aurilla was born April 20, 1915, in Colby, daughter of the late William and Emma (Dins) Staffeil.

She was united in marriage to John Bowen on August 19, 1933, at Zion Lutheran Parsonage in Colby. Sadly, her husband John died in September of 1985. Aurilla was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. Her hobbies included knitting and cooking delicious dishes and breads for her grandkids. Aurilla was a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Michael) Wiese of Colby; three granddaughters, Cathy Smith of Monroe, Scheree (Chuck) Krueger of Sun Prairie, Traci (Brad) Geiger of Dorchester; two grandsons, Marvin (Pam) Smith of Sun Prairie, Kevin (Tina) Wiese of Colby; eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; one sister, Leona Koffarnus of Abbotsford along with many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Aurilla was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; one daughter, Geraldine Smith; one brother, Roger; and two sisters, Laura Schmidt and Alice Karsten.

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