Lyle Eugene Bowen, age 91, formerly of Liberty, died on August 18, 2020, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois.
Lyle was born on August 21, 1928 in Brown County, Illinois, the son of Timothy and Lois Hall Bowen. He married Lucille Erlene Pettyjohn on February 4, 1950, in Quincy. She preceded him in death on January 15, 1992.
Surviving are his daughter, Carol (Ed) Cramer, of Palmyra, Missouri; two sons, John and Jerry (Kim) both of Quincy; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Lyle was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, Wendy; a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter; his sisters Veda Hall, Ruby, Katheryn, and Betty; and his brothers Frederick, Cecil, Clarence, Donald, and James. He was also preceded in death by a long-time companion, Evelyn Schutte.
Lyle served in the United States Army from December 12, 1946 to April 30, 1948. Early in life, he delivered milk for Willer's Dairy. After his marriage, he worked for 30 years for Gardner-Denver Company and farmed in Liberty Township. Later he drove a school bus for the Liberty School District and worked at Hadler International.
He was a great fan of the Chicago Cubs and enjoyed rabbit hunting and mushroom hunting. For many years, he hosted an annual fish fry for family and friends.
Graveside Service: 10:00 am on Saturday, August 22, 2020 in Greenmount Cemetery with Rev. Larry Smith officiating.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Memorials: Madison Park Christian Church Kidz Packs and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
My husband talked about Lyle a lot when he worked at Hadlers. RIP
So sorry to hear of Lyles's passing. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Larry and Susan Bowen
Now he can have a good time with Wendy again. Rest in peace
Carol and Family, Sorry to read about your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Chris Schaller
We are so sorry for your loss. It is sad to see these former community members drifing from our lives even though we know they are drifting to a much better place. You have our sympathy. Don and Diana McCleary
So sorry for your loss, he was such a funny and caring man. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Kristine Orr-Thielen
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