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Charles Bowman

August 30, 1961 - July 28, 2014


5-7:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.

10-11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 1, 2014 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 1, 2014 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Charles Bowman

August 30, 1961 - July 28, 2014


Charles Aaron Bowman, 52, Moorhead, MN, died on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Sanford Health in Fargo surrounded by his family. Charlie was born on August 30, 1961 to Thomas and Dolores Bowman in Detroit Lakes, MN. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1979 and then attended Moorhead State for one year. Charlie joined the US Navy, served briefly and was honorably discharged. Upon his return home he met Joyce Petrowitz and they were married on June 6, 1987 in Detroit Lakes.  In 1992, Charlie and Joyce relocated to Moorhead, MN and together raised their three children.  Charlie attended NDSU, U of M, Waseca and Globe University. He enjoyed golfing, boating and being involved in his sons’ baseball whether he was coaching or cheering from the sidelines.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 27 years, Joyce; children, Amber, St. Louis Park, Chayce and Zach, Moorhead; and siblings Bob (Kristi) Bowman, Maple Grove, MN, Tom (Deb) Bowman, Rapid City, SD, Dennis (Jean) Bowman, Fergus Falls, MN, Barb (Al) Ostby, Minnetonka, MN, Dave (Lisa) Bowman, St. Paul, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Dee Bowman.


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  1. Tom Gjersvig says:

    Mankato MN
    My deepest sympathy to Joyce, children and siblings. I have warm childhood memories of staying at the Bowman house near Ironman golf course. Charlie was always so kind. May you all find strength in your memories.

    Tom Gjersvig

  2. Karen Gummeringer says:

    West Fargo ND
    I am so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I was on vacation when a family member told me, and I was so shocked to hear this sad news. My prayers and condolences are with you Joyce and your family.
    God Bless you and your kids and hold you tight and help you thru the tough times ahead. My families thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    God Bless,
    Karen Gummeringer (Kapaun)

  3. Bruce and Robyn Beck says:

    Detroit Lakes MN
    Our condolences to Charlie’s Family. God bless.

  4. Stacey, Amy and Hunter Mathias says:

    Joyce, Zach and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Charlie and your family will be remembered in our prayers as part of your St. Anthony and Shanley family.

    Stacey, Amy and Hunter Mathias

  5. John and Connie Dimmer says:

    Oriska ND
    We offer our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You. John and Connie Dimmer

  6. Jeff Kapaun says:

    Valley City ND
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

    Jeff Kapaun

  7. Marilyn Morth Peterson says:

    Joyce and family,
    So very sorry for your loss of your husband and father. May God bless and strengthen you during this difficult time.
    Marilyn Morth Peterson

  8. Chris Anderson says:

    Sabin MN
    Joyce and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie, he was a wonderful man. I had the privilege of working with him for many years at Instant Graphics and enjoyed every one of his stories from his youth in the lakes area, adventures with his kids, WWF Wrestling gossip, and he’d always be willing to give out free golf and lawn tips, and if you ever had any Mathematic questions, Charlie was your man! (Bowman Family Tradition!) The world was a better place with Charlie in it, he will be dearly missed!

  9. George Davis says:

    Moorhead Minnesota
    As a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Moorhead I was an acquaintance of Charlie. We interacted over the years before and after church worship services.

    We were able to to work together in the bass section of the church choir where we both sang. I really appreciated singing next to Charlie as he could read music and had a wonderful voice. I learned how to sing each week’s piece much better thanks to Charlie.

    In life you cross paths with people that you wish you had gotten to know better, but situations never seemed to allow it. Such it was with Charlie.

  10. Joe Block says:

    Callaway MN
    So sorry to hear Charley has passed.

  11. Sean & Kate Meyer says:

    Moorhead MN
    We are so sorry to hear about Charlie. He was a very sweet man. We will miss seeing him in the neighborhood.

  12. Beth Larson- Steckler says:

    Bismarck ND
    My heart and prayers go out to Charlie’s family. I so wish I could be there tonight and tomorrow, however, my son is not doing well. I am so very sorry – Charlie was too young. He fought a hard battle. Whenever I saw him he was always smiling. He was such a kind man. I thank God for the opportunity to know Charlie. I know he will be watching over his family. I will hold dear the last correspondence he sent to me just checking on me and the kids to see how we were doing – checking on me in the midst of his struggling.

  13. Brad Kasson says:

    Fargo It was my privilege to have known Charlie over many years at the VA Hospital. He was always positive and strong, facing his formidable health issues bravely and without complaint. I will miss our conversations, and I’m sorry for your loss. He was a good man.

  14. Jayne Thielen says:

    Detroit Lakes MN
    Joyce and family,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time. I was so sorry to hear the news.


  15. Kari Brock says:

    Fargo I am so sorry for your family’s loss … will keep you in prayer!

  16. Schoenfelder's says:

    Knoxville TNA thoughts and prayer’s are with your family at this difficult time.
    We have a lot of good memories with Charlie.

  17. Patty Neuharth says:

    Moorhead MN
    Joyce and family,
    I am lifting you up in prayer and love during this most difficult time. Charlie was truly a good and faithful servant. I have fond memories of visiting with him when the boys were at Holy Spirit.
    You all remain in my heart and prayers.

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