Bowerman Sr., Raymond Edward, Freeland, Michigan, Formerly of Saginaw, MI and Lake City, MI

Barbara P. Frost

Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother passed away on Friday, July 30, 2010 at his home with his family and cat Toby by his side. He was 82 years of age. Raymond Edward Bowerman was born on July 26, 1928 in Saginaw to the late Russell and Mary (Collison) Bowerman. He was married to Bonnie Ruth Geer on September 9, 1950 in Saginaw; she preceded him in death on November 30, 1999. Raymond retired from Consumers Power, as a field supervisor after 35 years of service. Raymond was the proud inventor of a roof scraper and a special deer drag, both having patents in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, he was a very talented builder and painter. He was recently given a lifetime membership at the Brant Rifle and Pistol Club, and was very proud to be honored this way. Raymond was a 40-year member of the Missaukee Gun Club as well. He was also a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, where he frequently served as an usher. Many special years were spent hunting and fishing in Lake City. His family will remember him as a wonderful, special and loving father and grandfather. Surviving are a daughter and two sons: Barbara (David) Mitzel of Adrian, MI, Craig Bowerman of Chicago, IL, and Raymond (Pam) Bowerman; four grandchildren: Dr. Tiffany (Brian) Braley-Mikuski of Ann Arbor, MI, Tracy Braley of Saginaw, Kristin (Brandon) Short, Karrie Bowerman and a great-grandson; two brothers; three sisters; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is his beloved cat, Toby. In accordance with Raymondís wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass honoring Raymond will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 300 Johnson St., in Freeland. Rev. Fr. Larry M. Pashak will officiate. Friends are welcome to visit with Raymondís family on Saturday morning at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Agnes Catholic Church, 300 Johnson St., Freeland, MI 48623. Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories at the church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com