William “Bill” Ernest Bowers, 80, Milford, and formerly of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Aug. 31, 2021.
William was born on July 17, 1941, in Mishawaka to the late Lynn Burnett and Sibyl Elizabeth (Hutchison) Bowers. On July 16, 1966, in Wakarusa, he married the lovely Dianna “Dianne” Jean Smetzer. She preceded him in death on June 21, 2010.
He is survived by his three daughters, Michelle (Sharon) Bowers-Gareis, Barboursville, Va., Melissa (Shawn) Bornman, Milford, and Melinda (Robert) Dorman, Henryville; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Nancy Wiley, Mishawaka, Linda Maynard, Elkhart, and Judy Whitney, Stanton, Mich.
Arrangements are handled by Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Osceola.