Carl E. Bowman


Carl E. Bowman


Carl E. Bowman, 82, of Muncie, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at home following a brief illness.

Born Sept. 9, 1932, in Seymour, he was the only child of Carl S. Bowman and Juanita M. McKinney Bowman.

Carl was a 1950 graduate of Shields High School in Seymour. After briefly attending Ball State Teachers College, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in February 1952 as seaman apprentice. He received an honorable discharge in June 1952.

He had worked at Delco-Remy Anderson in the engineering design division and also at Ontario Forge Corp. as product engineering superintendent until his retirement in 1987, after which he began a second career of investing in real estate.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed sharing his knowledge and love of cars, nature, all types of animal life, gardening and taking care of the pond at Applewood Park Villas.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa (Dirk) Osterhoff, Muncie; stepsons, Kevin Todd (Lesia) Jackson, Muncie, and Jeff Jackson of Illinois; granddaughters, Lindsay Osterhoff, Sara Copeland and Judi Lee; stepgrandchildren, Kala Jackson, Brittney Greene, Jeffrey Jackson Jr., Derek Jackson, Brandon Jackson and Josh Jackson; and six great-grandchildren; Muncie cousins, Paul and James Hendershot; and special cousins and caregivers, Juanita Ruth Mullins and Annis Aumann.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Donella Jackson Bowman; stepdaughter, Tammy Jackson; his two favorite dogs, General and Cory; and his two special cats, Sabrina and Big Ben.

Per his request, there will be no visitation or services. A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Private entombment will take place in Elm Ridge Mausoleum. Parson Mortuary handled the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Delaware County, Little Red Door, 401 W. Jackson Street, Muncie, IN 47305, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospice, 2401 W. University Ave., Muncie, IN 47303 or to donor’s choice of charity.

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