William Charles ‘Bill’ Bowe

William Charles "Bill" Bowe entered into eternal life on Feb. 1, 
2012, in Tucson, Ariz.

Bill was married to Carolyn (Czizek) for 56 years. He is further 
survived by four children, Ellen (Jeff) Ehlers, Patti (Daniel) 
Frazier, Dan (Laurie) Bowe, and Michael (Linda) Bowe. Bill was 
blessed with 11 grandchildren, Nicholas, Natalie and Madelyn Ehlers; 
Andrew, Molly and Danny Frazier; Christina, Rachael and Will Bowe; 
and Kaitlin and Kristin Bowe. He is further survived by his sister, 
Elizabeth Bowe.

Preceding Bill in death were his son, William;  daughter,  Mary 
Elizabeth; parents, William and Ella Bowe; and sisters, Eleanor Bowe 
and Mary Jane (Bert) Ehrisman.

Bill was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Bill was born and 
raised in Waukesha. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, 
and subsequently graduated from Marquette University with a degree in 
civil engineering. Alaska and Guam were places of temporary 
employment before Bill settled down in Milwaukee.  He proceeded to 
work for C.G. Schmidt Construction Co. as their estimator for 37 years.
Upon retirement, Bill and Carolyn spent their winters  in Tucson. 
Golf and baseball were his passions, both as a player and a 
spectator. Bill loved  playing cards, especially bridge and cribbage. 
He was a devout member of Lumen Christi Parish in Thiensville, WI, 
and St. Pius X Parish in Tucson.

A Mass of celebration will be held at Lumen Christi Catholic Church 
in Thiensville on Monday, Feb. 13, at noon. Visitation will occur 
from 10 a.m. to noon before the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Catholic Relief Services 
or a charity of your choice.

Schramka-Densow Funeral Home in Thiensville is serving the family. 
For online condolences, please visit www.schramka-densow.com.