Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established.
Richard Allen “Dick” Bowden, 73, of Glenwood, Iowa entered into eternal rest on March 21, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born December 28, 1937 in Tekamah, Nebraska to Darald Basil & Eunice Pearl (Robinson) Bowden. Dick graduated from Tekamah High School in 1955 and attended Peru State College.
Dick was united in marriage to Janice Ann Tranmer on July 26, 1959 in Tekamah, Nebraska. To this union three children were born, Mike, Lorri and Greg. Dick faithfully served his country in the Coast Guard. Dick & Jan lived in Charleston, South Carolina and later moved to Omaha, Nebraska. In 1973, their family moved to Glenwood, Iowa. Dick retired from the Glenwood Resource Center in 2000 after 23 years of service. The family loved taking annual vacations together and in recent years Dick and Jan enjoyed traveling the coastal areas to be near the water. He was an avid supporter of youth and coached not only in Glenwood, but also in Malvern and Omaha, combining 45 years of dedication. Dick, along with other local individuals, was instrumental in starting the Lil Rams Football, as well as helping in the development of the baseball complex. He and Jan were youth leaders for their church both in Omaha and Glenwood. Dick was devoted to his family, church and youth throughout his entire life. Even though he began battling health issues, he could be seen at his grandchildren’s activities as he continued to show his support. He was a true family man in every way. His love of humor and sharing of stories will forever be remembered.
Preceding Dick in death were his parents. He is survived by his loving family, wife, Jan Bowden; children, Mike & Stephanie Bowden all of Glenwood, Iowa; Lorri & Randy Greiner of Malvern, Iowa; Greg & Tricia Bowden of Glenwood, Iowa; grandchildren, Tori & Kyle Bruno & son, Wyatt; Ali, Mitch & Matt Bowden; Andrew, Brent, Nick & Emily Greiner; Ryan, Kyle & Trent Bowden and special “grandkids” Traci, Kim, Amber, Amy, Ray, John & Tye; sisters, Ruby York; Dorothy & James Fleischman; Bonnie Bruhn; brother-in-law, Raymond & Alice Tranmer of Tekamah, Nebraska; several nieces, nephews, extended relatives & a host of friends.
Visitation:Thursday, March 24, 2011
212 S. Locust St.
Service:Friday, March 25, 2011
202 N. Vine St.