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Douglas Bower

July 24, 1943 - April 14, 2021

Prayer Service - Sunday

April 25, 2021 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Sunday

April 25, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Service - Monday

April 26, 2021
- 2:00 PM

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo


April 26, 2021

Page Cemetery, Page, ND


Boulger Funeral Home

Douglas Bower

July 24, 1943 - April 14, 2021


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.


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22 responses to “Douglas A.Bower”

  1. Gary Woodbury says:

    Doug was a very good friend and golfed with him many times . He also would give me some of his Walleye he caught in North Dakota going to miss him very much.

  2. Frances Woodbury says:

    Wonderful neighbors. Enjoyed Doug so much
    Woody & Doug enjoyed golf in the summer! Lots of laughs. Dairy Queen lunches other cafes around the area. So many stories to share! We will surel miss our good loyal friend Doug. 🕊
    Woody & Fran

  3. Allyn & Ann Wald says:

    To Bev & Family = Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Great neighbor and he will be missed by many. May he rest in peace.
    Ann & Allyn Wald

  4. Virginia Satrom says:

    Bev, l am so sorry to hear about Dloug. I pray the Lord will give you the strength to get you need to get through this. We will talk when you return to ND. Virginia

  5. Maxine Rognlien says:

    So sorry! Such a sweet, beautiful family and I feel so sorry for you! Hugs

  6. Gary Smith says:

    Doug was a great friend as we grew up together in North Dakota… He was a very good athlete, and a great teammate. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Beverly, and the entire Bower family.

  7. Abby Domier-Bonnin says:

    I love you, family. Hugs…

  8. Dennis & Judy Thompson says:

    Bev & Family: So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. It was great to get to know Doug at the Edgewood Village Socials. Very great & kind man. Cherish the many memories of your loved one, no one can take those from you. Hugs & prayers Bev to you & your family.

  9. Earl and Marlene Larson says:

    We were absolutely stunned to hear the news of Doug’s passing! I cannot begin to feel the pain of your loss! Through my late sister-in-law, Carol, (Doug’s sister), my wife and I were afforded the opportunity to spend many wonderful Christmas’ at Lars and Carol’s home here in Bismarck! What a happy way to get to know Carol’s family! Relationships that are treasured yet today….
    This is a hard, sad time for most of us “Boomers”, as we’re so often referred to! This time of our lives is filled with goodbyes; relatives, distant and close and friends such as Doug, whose time with us now, seems far too infrequent, and far too short! The upside, and surely there needs to be one……the upside,…is this is not the last we’ll see of him! I’m sure there’s a cornfield he may be checking out, even now, (if what I’ve heard is accurate), even now as we celebrate his life!! (There’s a visual there that’s now indelible !)
    I guess now may be the proper time for thanking Doug , and of course, Carol, for giving us many enjoyable glimpses of the Bower side of the family!!! Glimpses we will forever cherish!
    I feel honored to say “See you again, friend……”!

  10. Bill Grieve family says:

    Sending God’s loving peace and embracing happy memories of your beloved Bower patriarch.💕 His smile will forever resonate!

  11. Janice Domier Love says:

    Beverly my thoughts and prayers will remain on my mind and heart for you and Doug’s family always. I remember the day at the roller skating rink when you met . I knew then there was something special between you. You had something special and lasting I remember Doug as a good hard working genuine man I know he loved you and the family . Let’s not forget farming, golfing and fishing. I am sorry I am not able to be there for your difficult days ahead, but I will be there as soon as I can make the trip. Be well and God Bless you

  12. Susan M. Opp says:

    Bev, Family and Friends, May God give you the strength and peace at this time.

  13. George Hagen, Mesa, AZ says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Bev and family. So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed the visits with Doug. Take care.
    George Hagen, Mesa, AZ/Page, ND.

  14. Larry and Janet Bartz says:

    Our sincere sympathy to Bev and Family. We are Edgewood neighbors and always enjoyed our contacts with Bev and Doug. Hugs to you.

  15. Joanne (Garceau) Parkin says:

    Bev and family. I am sorry for your loss. I remember my cousin, Doug, as always with a smile. He really did light up a room with his loving, cheerful spirit. Now he is lighting up heaven!! He made an effort to attend all of the Garceau family reunions to stay connect with his extended family. I believe I speak for all of the Garceau cousins…. he will be dearly missed.

  16. Dennis and Kris Vosgerau says:

    Our condolences to all of the Bower family on the passing of Doug. He was always a good person to visit with.

  17. Sandra Olson says:

    So sorry to hear about Doug. God bless you all during your time of sorrow.

  18. Francis Garceau, Jefferson Or. says:

    I remember Doug well, he was a well liked cousin. I think back on the good times we had when he spent part of a summer at St John working for uncle Rudy.

  19. Bernard Elsner and Edna Elsner says:

    God be with you Beverly and family.

  20. Francis Garceau says:

    Dear Beverly family and Bower cousins, I grieve with you for the loss of Doug. I remember well his cheerful attitude. We had very little contact in our adult life. I still remember the time we spent together one summer [still in high school] at St John when he was working for uncle Rudy. Last time I saw Doug and Bev you were still on the farm, so long ago. Farewell to a special cousin, rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus.
    Sincerely, Francis Garceau, Jefferson Or.

  21. Charles and Marla Marsh says:

    Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day. You and Doug are always in our hearts.

  22. Ed Janecek says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Beverly, and your family.
    Ed and Mary-Lou Janecek

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