Richard "Dick" Bowen

Jul 31, 1941 - Sep 04, 2021

Richard "Dick" Bowen

July 31, 1941 - September 04, 2021


Richard "Dick" Bowen, age 80, of 1625 Highland Ln., Quincy, died Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 2:09 am in his home surrounded by his family.

Richard was born July 31, 1941 in Timewelll, Illinois, the son of Marion Albert and Gladys Pearl Martin Bowen. He married Kathy "Katie" Wingerter on February 24, 1960 at Union United Methodist Church in Quincy.

He attended Quincy High School. Richard served in the United States Air Force. Richard worked at Motorola and Electric wheel before he started Bowen Builders, Inc with his brother Harold. He was a co-owner until 2001 when his nephew took over. Richard still worked as a craftsman afterwards.

Richard loved woodworking. He also was a collector of pocket knives and an avid watcher of old western films. He loved old model cars, playing pool, bowling, and horseshoes. Richard loved staying busy and keeping active. Most of all, he loved his time with his family and cherished every moment with them.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his two daughters, Kelly (Dave) Williams, of Quincy, and Toni (Mark) Gassmann, of DeWitt, IA; three grandchildren, Jacob (Hope) Huff, and Bryce and Jaide Gassmann; two great grandchildren, Rayleigh and Denver Huff; two sisters, Glenna (Richard) Henderson, and Betty Frazier; two sisters-in-law, Connie Bowen, and Diana Bowen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Alberta Butler, and six brothers, Marion, Kenneth, Howard, Bill, Michael, and Harold Bowen.

Visitation: 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Memorial donations may be made to Blessing Foundation for Hospice. Memorial Donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

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Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

1535 State Street
Quincy, IL 62301

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