John Francis Bowers Sr.
Feb. 20, 1926 Dec. 21, 2014

John Francis Bowers Sr. passed away peacefully on Dec. 21 at the age of 88 years surrounded by his loving children and grandchildren. He was born Feb. 20, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pa. After serving in the Navy during World War II on the USS Taussig, he graduated from Pennsylvania Military College in industrial engineering. He spent the majority of his career in the printing industry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes (Casey).

He is survived by eight children: Marianne Audley (Tom), John (Elise Worman), Teresa Hackett (Dr. Jim), Donna, Paul (Dawn), Jim (Patty), George (Amy) and Kevin. He was the proud PopPop of “Meghan” Maggie, Jerad, Derek, Brennen, Kevin, Andrew, Caroline and Lilly.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joan of Arc, Nashotah, on Saturday, Dec. 27, at 11:00, preceded by visitation beginning at 10:00.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101 would be appreciated.

Evert-Luko Funeral Home, 170 Warren Ave., Hartland, is serving the family. For more information, call 262-367-2156 or visit