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Edward Allen Bowman

July 30, 1942 ~ May 25, 2020 (age 77)


Edward (Ed) Allen Bowman, 77, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Mary 25, 2020 at Aperion Healthcare - Ft. Wayne, IN

Ed was born July 30, 1942 in Garrett, Indiana.  He was the son of Kenneth and Clara (Diederich) Bowman.  Ed retired from Tokheim Corporation in 1992 after 26 years.  Ed was also part owner and operator of the Garrett Greenhouse and Flower Shop from 1974 to 1986.  Ed also worked in the Hospitality Industry where he served in varying sales capacities for several Hotels around Ft. Wayne Indiana.  Ed operated a floral business “Exquisite Designs” for many years, specializing in weddings and other special occasions.  Ed enjoyed going to movies and watching movies, visiting the YMCA to exercise and his weekly card playing and entertaining all his granddaughters.  Ed was also active in church where he served various roles including Elder over the years.  He also enjoying signing in the Choir and the Summit City Chorus barbershop group.  Ed’s proudest moments were is opportunities to be on a team to decorate the White House at Christmas time under both Reagan and H.W. Bush administrations.   He also assisted with floral decorations with several presidential inauguration ceremonies.

Ed is survived by his wife:  Nancy of 56 years.  Brother Robert Bowman of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Daughter: Lori Redding of Fort Wayne Indiana; Son: Brian ( Jill) Bowman of Fort Wayne Indiana, Granddaughters:  Jordan Redding of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Stephanie Redding of Washington, D.C., Andrea Redding of Ossian, Indiana, Amanda (Ross) Sawyer of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Amber (Jordan) Young of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Lexi Bowman of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and great granddaughters Leighton and Lena Sawyer of Fort Wayne, IN.  Ed was preceded in death by grandparents:  Milferd and Inez Bowman;  parents:  Kenneth Bowman and Clara (Diederich) Bowman Sobasky, stepfather:  Michael Sobasky;  brother:  Kenneth Jr. and sister:  Patricia Weaver. 

During this time of the COVID 19 pandemic, a Private Family Funeral Service will take place at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - Garrett, with Pastor Dan Sheafer officiating.

 A drive through Visitation for family and friends will take place at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 30, 2020. You are asked to stay in your vehicles and practice social distancing at all times for the families health.

A private burial will take place at Christian Union Cemetery in Garrett, Indiana. 

Preferred Memorials to:  Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W. Jefferson, Fort Wayne IN, 46802. 

You may send a condolence or sign the on-line register book by visiting: www.thomasfueralhome.org

To send flowers to Edward's family, please visit our floral store.


May 30, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thomas Funeral Home
1277 C.R. 56
Garrett, IN 46738


Emmanuel Lutheran Church
917 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne IN 46802

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