Paul D. Bowen, age 66, of Lime Springs, IA died Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Methodist Campus in Rochester, MN.
Funeral services for Paul Bowen will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lime Springs, IA with Pastor Jeff Jacobs officiating. Burial will take place that afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, MN. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 at Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Hindt Funeral Home Spring Valley, MN is assisting the family.
Paul Daniel Bowen was born on July 15, 1952 in Waterloo, IA to Glenn Albert and Florence Eva (Broadwater) Bowen. He graduated from East High School in Waterloo in 1970. He joined the Army in the fall of 1971 and was honorably discharged in 1974. During his first weekend home, he met Vicki Kay Merkel. They got married 17 weeks later on December 7, 1974 at First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, MN. To this union, three children were born. Paul loved spending time with his family and friends, and watching M.A.S.H. He was a dairy farmer for many years. He enjoyed hauling manure and rebuilding machinery and tractors. Paul was a social butterfly who could talk to everyone about anything for hours.
Paul is survived by his wife Vicki Bowen of Lime Springs, children; Matthew (Melisse) Bowen of Caledonia, MN, Daniel Bowen of Lime Springs, and Christopher (Elizabeth) Bowen of Lime Springs, grandchildren; Dalten Bowen, Cassidy Bowen, Josie Bowen, and Molly Bowen, siblings; Mark (Pam) Bowen of Lime Springs, IA, Mary (Dan Brady) Bowen of Melbourne, IA, and brother-in-law Larry Black of Cedar Rapids, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Eloise Black.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.