Jerry Wayne Bowers
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Jerry Wayne Bowers
  • August 2, 1949 - July 6, 2017
  • East Peoria, Illinois

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Jerry Wayne Bowers 67, of East Peoria passed away Thursday July 6, at Unity Point Methodist with his loving wife by his side.
Jerry was born to Earl D. and Dorothy J. (Shaver) Bowers on August 2, 1949 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.
He graduated from Mammoth Spring High School in 1967. In March of 1968, he entered the Army. He served in Vietnam from 1970-1971. In August of 1990, he was honorably discharged. Upon leaving the military, he returned to work at OSF St. Francis in Peoria.
While serving in Germany he met and married the love of his life Petra Margarethe Koch on September 16, 1983.
Jerry was of the Christian faith and was a member of the VA, American Legion, and the VFW here in the Peoria area. He loved watching the Dodgers and the Cubs games and always collected baseball cards. He also loved to draw caricature art. His family and friends were great fans of his work.
Surviving is his wife Petra Bowers of East Peoria; one son Thomas Andrew Bowers of Aurora, IL; two sisters Janice Jackson of Tennessee, Corlis (Ward) Homan of East Peoria; one brother Jerry Adams of East Peoria; one uncle; three nieces, two nephews, three great nephews; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his son Michael Patrick Bowers (1985); his parents Earl D. and Dorothy J. Bowers; his step-mother Elizabeth Bowers; his niece Erin Jackson; aunts and uncles: Lorene Bowers Ragan, Imogene Bridgewater; Jack Bowers, James (and Juanita) Shaver, and John (and Emily) Shaver.
A visitation will be held at Remmert Funeral Home on Thursday July 13, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. His funeral service will start at 11:30 a.m. A graveside service will be held at Roberts Cemetery in Morton following the funeral service.