Memorial services for Ronald Bowe, age 80, of Milaca, formerly of Austin, will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11 AM at Milaca United Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Private family burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, MN.
Ronald K. Bowe was born October 24, 1937 to Kenneth and Hermia (Boysen) Bowe in Austin, MN. Ronald graduated from Austin High School in 1956. He married Audrey Day on June 15, 1957 at Milaca United Methodist Church. He worked at several businesses until 1968, when he started working at Hormel Foods in Austin, MN. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Austin and later at Milaca United Methodist Church. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing and reading. Ron and his family enjoyed summer vacations at family cabins on Rice Lake by Spooner, WI and Tetonka Lake in Waterville, MN. He died suddenly on Friday, June 8, 2018. We were truly blessed to call him husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Audrey; children, Sheryl (Gregg) Olson of Aitkin, Steven (Denise) Bowe of Grasston, Keith (Bridget) Bowe of Austin and Karen (Mark) LaDuke of St. Michael; grandchildren, Mindy (Jamen) Lewis, Alan (Tami) Olson, Andrea’ Bowe, Courtney (Darren) Douglas, Kendal Bowe, Nick (Kristen) Bowe, Stephanie (Dan) Swift, Brianna LaDuke (Dillon Pauman) and Josh LaDuke; great-grandchildren, Joely & Andon Lewis, Lillie Douglas, Zoey Bowe, Lauren Bowe, Jada & Jaxon Swift, Tyler & Emily Rohweder; brother, Dennis (Sherrie) Bowe; sister, Cindy (Oren) Hermel; also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Hermia Bowe; father and mother-in-law, Ray and Isabelle Day and sisters-in-law, Janet Schwindt and Susie Quinn.