Hertha Bowman, 83Hertha Josephine Olga Bowman, 83, Parkers Prairie, died Sunday, February 7, 2010 at St. William’s Living Center.
Hertha Josephine Olga Bowman, 83, Parkers Prairie, died Sunday, February 7, 2010 at St. William’s Living Center.
Hertha was born June 26, 1926 to Fred and Mathilda (Diedrich) Schmidt at home in Leaf Valley Township. She was baptized July 18, 1926 and confirmed June 13, 1940 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Miltona. She attended country school.
She was united in marriage to Wayne Bowman January 24, 1945, at the Lutheran church parsonage in Henning. Following their marriage, her husband served in WWII. Following his honorable discharge, they moved to Elmo Township, where she raised her nine children. Her husband died October 28, 2000.
Hertha continued living in Elmo Township until March of 2009, when she moved into St. William’s Living Center. She was a member of Elmo Lutheran Church and its ladies aid, of which she was past vice-president. Hertha enjoyed bird watching, flower gardening, embroidery, quilting, baking and cooking.
She is survived by five daughters, Gloria (Bruce) Anderson of Deer Creek, Janet (Robert) Nelson of Parkers Prairie, Dianne (Terry) Schallock of Bloomington, Sharon Kingston and Deb Arnold, both of Parkers Prairie; four sons, Dave (Betty) Bowman of Ottertail, Leon (Shannon) Bowman, Dean (Terri) Bowman and Tim (Ruth) Bowman, all of Parkers Prairie; two sisters, Erna (Gilmer) Freudenberg of Garfield and Ardine Zimmer of Alexandria; three brothers, Marvin (Sandy) Schmidt of Waterloo, Iowa, Delmer (Evie) Schmidt of Montevideo and Delroy (Trudi) Schmidt of Great Falls, Montana; brother-in-law, Magnus Schulz of Green Valley, Arizona; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; infant daughter; brother, Albert Schmidt; sisters, Leona Schulz and Edna Skerik; sons-in-law, Frank Arnold and Shorty Kingston; and a grandson, Daniel Kingston.
Funeral services were held February 11 at Elmo Lutheran Church in rural Parkers Prairie with the Rev. Del Moen officiating. Music was provided by organist, Pat Flanagin. Burial was at the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Andy Bowman, Keith Bowman, Russell Higgs, Jeff Arnold, Aaron Mockros, Bob Allen Aldrich, Shane Arnold, Joe Lange, Rick Kruger and Ken Eggert. Honorary pallbearers were her remaining grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Lind Family Funeral Service with chapels in Miltona and Parkers Prairie, www.lindfamilyfh.com.
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