February 28, 2020

Earl J. Bowsher

Died Jan. 14, 2018


Earl Jack Bowsher, 90, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at St. Mary's of Michigan Skilled Nursing in Standish.

He was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Lima, Ohio, to Don and Crystal (Quick) Bowsher. Earl married Dora Keysor on Nov. 9, 1957, in Gladwin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Michigan Milk Producers Association. Earl and Dora owned and operated Bowsher Dairy Farm along with operating Bowsher Service Station with his father. He enjoyed bowling.

Earl is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Dora Bowsher of West Branch; sisters-in-law, Marge Bailey of Harrison, Mina (Bud) Garret of Weidman, Joyce Hart of Hale, Barbara Durham of Flint and Dorothy (Warren) Westrom of Plainview, Neb.; brothers-in-law, Cork (Pat) Keysor of Midland, John (Carol) Keysor of Dewitt and Andy Keysor of Millington; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Mike and Karen Laier and families. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Don Jr. and Joe; sister, Phyllis Bowsher; and brother-in-law, Elmer Keysor.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, from 2-8 p.m. The funeral service will be at the funeral home Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Edwards Township Cemetery. Charlie Cobb will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Edwards Community Church or the Ogemaw Kids Club of West Branch.

Arrangements were handled by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch. Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.


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