Warren R. “Ross” Bowman, age 74, of Leroy, died Monday, July 7, 1997, at his residence. He was born Sept. 10, 1922 in Leroy to Reuben and Cora (Holmes) Bowman and was a resident there all of his life. He served with the U.S. Army in Germany during WWII and was a life member of VFW Post 2964 of Reed City and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #705 Reed City.

He was a life-long farmer and in addition was employed for 10 years with Miller Industries of Reed City and later was employed with Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. for 20 years, retiring in 1983. He was married July 7, 1947 to Hazel Trimner who survives.

He is also survived by one daughter, Brenda Dean of Leroy; one grandson, Mark Cool also of Leroy; three sisters, Edith Johnson and Alberta Pierce both of Leroy, and Audrey Davis of Reed City. He was predeceased by two brothers an four sisters.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 9, 1997, at 11 a.m. from the Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home, Reed City with Rev. Timothy Diemer officiating. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery, Leroy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mecosta-Osceola Home Hospice and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6-9 p.m.

The Pioneer, July 8, 1997
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman