Princeton -- Robert Leonard Bowars, 71, of 32 D Elm City Mobile Estates died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at his residence.

Born April 16, 1915, in Henry to Richard J. and Matilda Steimle Bowars, he married Margaret Wilson Nov. 1, 1941, in Wyanet. She survives.

Also surviving are a son, Richard L. of Peoria; one granddaughter and one grandson. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

He was a retired employee of Caterpillar, Inc., where he worked for 30 years, and was a member of the Henry American Legion.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton, with visitation there one hour before services. The Rev. Bruce McVety of the Princeton Wesleyan Church will officiate. Burial will be in Henry City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

(Bureau County Republican, unknown date, submitted by Shirley Beams Simmons)




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