Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 16, 2013

Arthur Bowman

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — KINGSLEY — Arthur Bowman, 83, of Kingsley, passed away at home on April 13, 2013. He was born to Earl and Nettie (Strickfaden) Bowman in Bendon on May 26, 1929.

Arthur married the love of his life, Marie Walling, on August 19, 1950. Arthur started working for the Village of Kingsley as their first paid employee and retired from the Village after many years of dedicated service. For 59 years Arthur was a volunteer firefighter for the Kingsley Fire Department and also volunteered as an ambulance attendant. He also drove a school bus for the Kingsley Public Schools, and was a Funeral Director’s Assistant for Covell-Smith Funeral Home. He was a member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church, the Traverse City Senior Center Outreach Program, and the Buckley Old Engine Show. In his free time, Arthur enjoyed camping and hunting.

Arthur is survived by his wife, Marie; children, Nancy (Randy) Brown, and Keith (Donna) Bowman; grandchildren, Sara, Jennifer, Casey, and A. J.; great-grandchildren, Madison and Logan; and brothers, Les (Shirley) Bowman, and Edward (Nancy) Bowman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kim Bowman; and siblings Anna Clous, Jean Flory, Harold Bowman, Edsel Bowman, and Geneva Brownell.

Visitation will be held today, April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at 1 p.m., with visitation one hour prior, at Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Kingsley United Methodist Church or the Kingsley Fire Department. Please share your fond memories and condolences at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.