Larry S. Bowers, Warsaw, passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 surrounded by the love of his family.
Seventy-seven years old at the time of his passing, Larry had lived many years in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. He and his wife moved to Warsaw in 2013 to be nearer their family.
Larry was born on Nov. 27, 1938 in Alma, Mich. He was the son of Stewart W. and Dorothy (Gilbert) Bowers and was a 1959 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School.
Larry entered into service with the United States Army in Detroit, Mich. Sept. 8, 1960. He served in the 45th Medical Battalion as a Medical Corpsman, stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. Private First Class (E-3) Larry S. Bowers was honorably discharged in February 1963 from Dearborn, Michigan.
On Nov. 30, 1963, Larry was united in marriage to Annette Coppens-Morrison in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, enjoyed all types of fishing and always kept a large vegetable garden. He was a hobbyist woodworker and enjoyed making trinkets.
Larry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Annette Bowers; daughter-in-law: Becky Thomas of Claypool; son-in-law: Dennis Penner of Middlebury; three grandsons: Gary Bowers (and fiancé, Codi Bradley of Warsaw; Nathan Penner (and fiancé, Chelsie Bigler) of Goshen; and Steven (wife, Marcia) Bowers of Mt. Pleasant; two granddaughters: Christina (husband, Ryan) Gross of Warsaw; and Brandalee Penner of Mt. Pleasant; three great-grandsons and five great-granddaughters.
Those who preceded Larry in passing include his son and two daughters: Gary Bowers (June 1998), Tonya Penner (August 2007) and Trecy Bowers (April 2015) and an infant great-granddaughter; Ally Bowers (November 2013).
Visitation will be held in Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.
A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. in White Pigeon Township Cemetery, 200 West Vermont Avenue, White Pigeon, Mich. Pastor Don Chesher of Faith Baptist Church, Middlebury, will officiate. Military graveside honors will be conducted by members of White Pigeon’s American Legion Post #427 and by the United States Army Funeral Honor Guard.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, PO Box 1196, Warsaw, Indiana, 46581-1196.
Titus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.