Obituary for Levoine E. Bowker
Levoine E. Bowker, age 93 of Sidney, NE passed away, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, March 21st in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Bradley Heinecke officiating. Military Graveside Honors will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Wednesday, from 1-7:00 P.M.
Memorial contributions may be made in Levoine’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association Great Plains Chapter, Attn: Brian Curtis, 1500 S. 70th Street, Suite 201, Lincoln, NE 68506.
You may view Levoine’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com.
Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Levoine’s care and funeral arrangements.
Levoine Eri Bowker, the son of Nile Eri and Ethel Louisa (Pennell) Bowker, was born on June 27, 1919 at Nutty Comb Township, Cheyenne County, KS. On July 9, 1938, Levoine was united in marriage to Marjorie Berneice Samson at St. Francis, KS. He served in the United States Navy from Jan. 12, 1944 until receiving his Honorable Discharge on Jan. 5, 1946. Levoine received the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. During his working years he was employed with the City of Sidney Power Plant, Kokjer Motors, the Sioux Army Depot and completed his Civil Service career in Babbitt, NV where he retired. They moved to Cheyenne, WY in 1986 and back to Sidney in 1997.
Levoine was a loyal member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the V.F.W., was a rock hound and made beautiful rock jewelry. He enjoyed yard work and loved fishing and canoeing with his son and grandchildren.
Survivors include (1) daughter-in-law: Mary Bowker of Sidney; (4) grandchildren: Yavette Prater and husband Rick of Sidney, Tonya Neemann and husband Joey of Dalton, Tim Bowker and wife Susan of Sidney and Tom Bowker and wife Jody of Terra Haute, IN; (10) great-grandchildren; (9) great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Levoine was preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Marjorie Berneice in April of 2012, (2) sons: infant Dallas Levoine Bowker and Lee Everette Bowker and (1) sister: Dortha Elmria.