Elvert Lee Bowman, of Medora, passed away peacefully on the evening of December 16, 2021, at his home with his loving family by his side. He was 78.
Elvert entered this life in Franklin, Indiana on October 25, 1943. He was the second born of ten children of the loving parents, Elmer and Janie (Minton) Bowman. He grew up in Washington county before joining the US Army in 1963. He was stationed at the 38th parallel of South Korea. During his service he met Bonnie (Weddell) Bowman and the two were united in marriage on July 18, 1965. From this union the were blessed with two children Everett and Lisa.
Elvert was an electrician and maintenance man by trade. He worked at the Medora Plastic Factory for 21 years up until the locks were place on the factory doors. He took his trade and went to work for Sylvania, and he retired after 17 years.
Chigger was a devoted husband, a loving father, and Papaw. He loved the outdoors. He could be found at a fishing hole, a hunting spot, or set up camping somewhere peaceful. He would spend time walking the fields looking for arrowhead, using his metal detector, or in the creek panning for gold.
He leaves behind a legacy of love with his wife of 56 years Bonnie, his children, Everett (Pete) Bowman and his wife Trudy of Campbellsburg, and Lisa Henley and her husband Rob of Medora, six grandchildren, Rachel Etienne and her husband Duane, Brandy Thompson and her husband TG, Evan Bowman, Lytrisha Henley, Alexandra Hankins and her husband Zack, and Wade Henley, brothers, Estel Bowman and his wife Nadine of Haleysburg, Willie Bowman and his wife Bobbi of Muncie, Larry Bowman and his wife Debbie of Edinburg, and Harold Bowman of Vallonia, sisters, Mary Nowling and her husband Wayne of Evansville, Elsie Smith and her husband Steve of Seymour, and Billie Ann McKinney of Seymour.
Elvert was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Irene Anderson and Judy Caves.
Funeral Services will be conducted at Hague Funeral Home of Medora on Monday December 20, 2021, at 1:00 pm with Pastor Dennis Williams officiating.
A Final Salute and military honors will be conducted at Weddellville Lutheran Cemetery by Veterans of Foreign Wars post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled American Veterans 47, and Vietnam Vets 7.
Friends may visit on Monday, December 20, 2021, from 11:00 am until time of the service.
Memorials may be written in Elvert’s name to Weddellville Lutheran Cemetery