Edward O. Bowser Jr, age 90 of Defiance, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at VA Medical Center in Loma Linda, California.
He was born on May 9, 1930 to the late Lucille and Edward Bowser Sr. in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1948 he married E. Patricia Wyans, who preceded him in death. On April 27, 1992 he married Thelma (Smith-Ballreich) Bowser, who preceded him in death on June 1, 2016. Edward proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Edward was a member of Defiance American Legion #117 and Defiance Elks Lodge #147, and was a Past Master of Due Guard Lodge in Larwill, Indiana. He was a Scout Master at Forest Park Methodist Church in Ft. Wayne, IN. Edward worked for Dana Corporation in Ft. Wayne, Indiana for over 35 years until his retirement in 1992. After retirement he worked part-time at Indiana Auto Auction.
Edward is survived by his beloved daughter, Charity Wilson, four stepdaughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Nancy Bowser and Amy Louann Bowser, his son, Edward Bowser III, and his sisters, Mary Wilkinson and Sharon Heller.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church in Defiance. A Memorial Service will follow at 12:00 noon at the church, with Celebrant Deb Miller officiating. Due to pandemic restrictions, masks and social distancing are required. Burial will take place at the Lindenwood Cemetery in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Memorials are suggested to Special Olympics, or Boy's Town. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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