April 19, 1940 - July 15, 2013
LAGRANGE — Michael J. Bowen, 73, of LaGrange, died Monday, July 15, 2013, at home.
He was born April 19, 1940, in Elkhart to the late Robert B. and Elizabeth Lucille “Betty” (Morgan) Bowen.
Mike graduated from Shipshewana-Scott High School.
On Nov. 18, 1967, in Shipshewana, he married Jean I. Palenick. She survives in LaGrange.
Two daughters, Michaela Bowen and Amy J. (Mark) Whited of LaGrange; grandchildren Marshall, Ariel, Laurel, Andrew, Jazzlyn, Aliza and Alana; great-grandchildren Bo, Isabelle, Colette, Riley, Lucius, Farah, Sisylia and Ryder; brother R. Steven (Sharon) Bowen of Shipshewana; stepsister Beth Ann (Martin) Moeller of Shipshewana; and many nieces and nephews survive.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Gordon Smith, and a son, Edson J. Bowen, in 1989.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.
Memorials may be given to the Shipshewana Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 929, Shipshewana, IN 46565.