April 25, 2021 7:00 PMBoulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo
April 25, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
April 26, 2021
- 2:00 PM
April 26, 2021Page Cemetery, Page, ND
Douglas A. Bower, 77, of Fargo, ND, died April 14th , 2021, in Corpus Christi, TX after heart surgery.
Doug was born July 24th, 1943, in Fargo and was raised in Page, ND. Son of Harold and Yvonne (Marcil) Bower, he was the third of six children.
Doug graduated from Page High School in 1961 and attended NDSU to study architecture. He took over the family farm in 1962.
He married Beverly Domier July 4th, 1962 at St. James Catholic Church in Page, ND. They had two children, Keith and Michelle. Doug and Bev worked side by side for nearly 59 years. Whether it was on the farm, remodeling projects, business ventures or spending time with family, they did everything together.
No matter what Dad (Doug) was involved with, it was done to perfection. He was a passionate farmer who spent countless hours in his corn fields on his three-wheeler. He truly loved watching the corn grow.
We will be forever grateful for his incredible love for family. The time spent with his six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren was priceless. He really was a kid at heart. We will all remember him for his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor.
He had a love for catching walleyes and teaching all the grandkids the art of tying their own line, baiting their hooks, and filleting their own fish. “If you’re going to keep them, you have to clean them.” His Canadian fishing trips with his family and friends were the best. Devils Lake became his fishing spot the last twenty years, where he took many people fishing.
Doug had a special group of friends in Rockport, Texas as well as Fargo and Page.
He was an avid sports enthusiast. The 1986-1988 Page Panther basketball teams were something he talked about for years, along with the 1989-1990 Hope-Page-Clifford-Galesburg football teams. The only time he was willing to shut the combine down was for those high school football games.
He will be missed by so many.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly, son Keith (Laura) Bower, daughter Michelle (Randy) Thompson, brothers Clark Bower, Peter (Elisa) Bower, sister Marie Jirele, brother-in-laws Elling (Lars) Larson, Sidney Domier, Gary (Kris) Domier, Clayton (Marlene) Domier, Bruce (Pat) Domier, many nieces and nephews including the Jireles, Larsons, and Domiers, six grandchildren, Paige (Sean) Elsner, David (Brandi) Thompson, Brooke (Zachary) White, Deborah (Ryne) Midstokke, Dakota Bower, Kate (Austin) Milner, and four great-grandchildren: Isla and Vale Elsner, Kyden and Raeyn Thompson, and great-grandson, Carter Paul Douglas White.
He is preceded in death by his parents Harold & Yvonne, sisters Yvette Bower and Carol Larson, brother-in-law Orrie Jirele, and sister-in-law Paddy Domier.
We would like to thank the staff of Doctors Regional Hospital of Corpus Christi, for their compassion and excellent care.
The prayer service will be held Sunday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND with visitation from 5:00 – 7:00. The funeral will be Monday, April 26th at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo, ND with visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. The service will be live streamed on Boulger Funeral Home’s website.
Interment will follow at the Page Cemetery. Please join us for lunch immediately after, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Page, ND.
Memorials can be made to the Page Cemetery Association, or a charity of your choice.