Francis Bowe, 89
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 3:18 AM
Francis P. Bowe, 89, of Rochester, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Maple Manor Health Care and Rehabilitation.
Francis Patrick Bowe was born July 18, 1924, in Chatfield, to William and Margaret (Dwyer) Bowe. He married Lorraine B. Simon on Aug. 26, 1950, in Prescott, Wis. He worked at Marigold Dairy for many years and retired in 1986.
Francis was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church. He enjoyed fishing, canning, cards, dancing, and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. Francis is survived by seven sons, Tom (Wenda) of Prescott, Wis., Terry (Cheryl) of Rochester, Dennis of Rochester, Daniel (Kimberly) of Hayfield, Donald "Pete" of Rochester, Jeffrey (Kimberly) of Rochester and Michael (Penny) of Kasson; daughters-in-law, Fern and Mary of Rochester; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul (Rosie) Bowe of Indiana; four sisters, Pauline (Roger) Majerus of Kenyon, Rosemary Johnson of Minneapolis, Loretta Askerud of Austin and Betty (Donald) Rud of Racine; and sister-in-law, Edith Bowe of Chatfield.
Francis was a good son, father, grandfather and brother. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorraine; one sister; and four brothers.
A funeral Mass was held Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, with Reverend Mark McNea officiating. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55901, 507-289-3600, ranfranzandvinefh.com