Sylvester G. Bowman, 55, Rt. 3, Reed City, died suddenly Saturday, March 12, at Reed City Hospital. He was born April 28, 1921, in Burdell Township, to Reuben and Cora (Holmes) Bowman. He lived in the LeRoy and Reed City areas all of his life and graduated from LeRoy High School in 1939.

Mr. Bowman was employed with Conalco Industries since 1953 where he was a foreman. He attended the First Baptist Church of Reed City. He was a life member of the Reed City VFW Post 2964. During WWII he served in the Pacific theater as a member of the U.S. Army.

On April 15, 1943, he married Helen Werner, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters: Kathy Kadwell of Reed City, Mrs. Jim (Cindra) Kneale of Reed City and Mrs. Roger (Candice) Hall of Ft. Bragg. N.C.; five sisters: Vera Engstrom of Truth or Consequences, N.M., Mrs. Hubert (Violet) Johnson of LeRoy, Edith Johnson of chase, Alberta Pierce of Detroit and Mrs. Kenneth (Audrey) Davis of LeRoy; one brother: Warren of LeRoy and six grandchildren. Two sons and one daughter preceded him in death.

Services were held March 14 at Rogers-Livingston Funeral Home, Reed City, with the Rev. Brian Spencer and the Rev. Larry Pitts officiating. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, LeRoy.

The Osceola County herald, March 17, 1977
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman