Charles Bowman, 86

Charles K. Bowman, 86, a lifetime resident of Wabash County, passed away at 3:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, in his home in LaFontaine.

He was born to the late Walter and Frances (Sprong) Bowman on April 29, 1926 in Wabash County. He was a 1944 graduate of LaFontaine High School. He married Norma Jean Wendel on Jan. 27, 1950; they were married for 63 years. He was a lifetime farmer and President of Bowman Agri Corp in LaFontaine. He attended The Chapel of Fort Wayne.

Along with his wife, Norma Jean; he is survived by two daughters, Diane Curless, Houston, Texas and Mrs. Kenneth (Joy) Parson, LaFontaine; three sons, Dan Bowman (Georgann) and Kevin Bowman (Kymber), LaFontaine, and Kerry Bowman (Melissa), Indianapolis; eighteen grandchildren, Jennifer Curless, Brandon Curless, Trisha Curless, Rob Curless, Danielle Shaw, Laura Langebartels, Lindsay Bowman, Michael Bowman, Amber Bowman, Kyle Bowman, Evan Bowman, Amy Bowman, Ryan Bowman, Zac Bowman, Levi Bowman, Grace Bowman, Aaron Parson, and Ashley Parson; two sisters, Jeanette Fisher, Huntington, and Mrs. Richard (Miriam) Wright, Scottsdale, Ariz. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940. Burial will follow in Grant Memorial Park in Marion, Indiana.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to The Great Commission Fund of The Christian Missionary Alliance in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to

Posted on 2013 Mar 06