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Gene "Bow" Bowman

Gene "Bow" Bowman, 67, passed away October 12, 2011 in Sioux Falls. He was born on August 28, 1944 in Slayton, Minnesota. He was schooled at Boys Ranch in Texas. He was married to Georgine Rebelske from 1968 to 1981. He married Mary Jane Scott (Sogn) in 1982 until widowed in 2010. During his life he made a living as a truck driver, a police officer, and a bus driver. He was a gun loving motorcycle enthusiast and was a perennially disappointed Minnesota Viking fan. A dedicated family man, he was active in his local ABATE chapter and enjoyed a life on the road. Bow is survived by his children Ronelle Mikusek, Jody Bowman, David (Rhonda) Scott, Tom Bowman, Dave Bowman, Amy (Ron) Brisky, Troy (Jilann) Scott, Danyel Bowman, Desiree Bowman, and Justin Bowan; 22 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Jane Bowman, his daughter Kimberly Rolle, son Shawne Bowman, ex-wife Georgine Bowman, sister-in-law Marlys Larson, and niece Tristan Merriman. Visitation will begin Friday at 1 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with family present from 6-8 PM. Funeral Service will be Saturday, 1 PM at Wesley United Methodist Church. An on-line registry is available at

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