Kenneth E. Bowen
Kenneth E. Bowen,
72, of Fond du Lac, passed away on March 11, 2019, at his residence after a
period of declining health. He was born January 22, 1947, in Fond du Lac, the 3rd
of 5 children to Louis and Magdalen Bowen.
St. Joseph’s Grade School and graduated from Goodrich High School in 1966. He
attended FDL Vocational School and later Columbia College in Columbia, MO. Ken worked
at Mercury Marine for about ten years before entering religious life. He was a Benedictine
Brother at St. Pius X Abbey in Pevely, MO and Columbia, MO, before returning to
Fond du Lac in 1991.
Ken had a
love for baseball from his youth and as a teen was a Little League umpire. He
followed the Braves and later the Brewers and would quote player stats and lots
of other trivia. His interest in youth carried over into his role as a
dedicated and generous “Big” Brother.
Ken was kind
and generous with his time and money. In his pursuit of ways to grow, he
completed a “Toastmasters” program. His interest in history and geography made
him an amazing wealth of information. Ken traveled much in the US and even to
the Holy Land. He was a member of Holy Family Parish.
survived by two brothers, Floyd Bowen, Wauconda, IL and Donald (Karen) Bowen of
Cudahy, WI; one sister, Louise Bowen of Fond du Lac; aunts, uncles, several
cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother,
Ken’s family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 S. Peters Ave., Fond du Lac at 10:00 AM. A
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM.
already taken place in the family plot at Rienzi Cemetery.
may be directed to Holy Family Parish or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
condolences can be shared at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com.