Dennis L. Bowers, 64, Claypool, passed away at 1:13 p.m., Jan. 14, 2019, at his home. One of four children, he was born Jan. 24, 1954, in Stark County, Ohio to Robert and Ruth (Cook) Bowers.
He had a passion for motorcycles and telling friends and family about them which showed through his part ownership of Maverick’s Motorcycle Shop in Pierceton. He also drove semi-truck for Leesburg Feed Company and worked as an EMT for the former South-Central Emergency Medical Service at Silver Lake. Before retiring, Dennis worked in Human Resources at Trail Lite in Warsaw. On March 27, 1971, he married Treva Lapham. Dennis attended the Eel River Old German Baptist Brethren Church, Silver Lake.
He will be remembered by his wife Treva Bowers, Claypool; his parents: Robert and Ruth Bowers, Silver Lake; one son, James R. (Sharon) Bowers, North Manchester; three daughters: Jennifer (Mark) Anderson, Warsaw; Lisa (Jeff) Cupit, Blue Spring, Mo.; and Linda Bowers, North Manchester; one brother Roger (Valerie) Bowers, Rocky Mount, Va.; one sister Beverly (Chris) Dyson, North Manchester; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother Gerald L. Bowers who passed away on Dec. 15, 1987.
Friends and family may call from 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 18, at McKee Mortuary with no calling prior. Lavern King will officiate and burial will be held at Old German Baptist Brethren Cemetery, 2128 East 1200 South, Silver Lake.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Dennis Bowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46202.