In loving memory of

Shirley Faye Bowman
December 3, 1926 - October 15, 2021

Shirley Faye Bowman, 94 of Winona, died Friday, October 15, 2021 at her home.
Shirley was born December 3, 1926 in Rochester to Sidney and Rose (Putratz) Nesler. She graduated from St. Charles and attended classes at Winona State and St. Cloud State University. On December 31, 1945, she married Stanley Bowman in Minneapolis. They owned and operated the General Store in Warmon, MN for 7 years. She taught elementary school in a country school in Kanabec County and Winona County, including Centerville. In 1959, they made their home on Garvin Heights where they dairy farmed for many years. She was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Wilson.
She is survived by her children, Leon (Bridget) Bowman, Sam (Melissa) Bowman, Tom (Charlene) Bowman, Kris Bowman, Kathy Bowman, Karen (Darv) Pruka, and Robin (Jolene) Bowman; 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Calvin "Swede" & Jim Nesler; two sisters, Phyllis Gloyne and Dorothy Radke and granddaughter, Sarah Rose Pruka.
Funeral Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center with the Reverend Mark Triplett officiating. Visitation will be 1:15 p.m., until the time of the service. She will be laid to rest at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery in Wilson.
Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview is assisting the family with arrangements.


Adele Zander wrote on Oct 20, 2021:

"Sorry to hear. I bowled with your mother for many years."

Benjamin L Hovell wrote on Oct 20, 2021:

".sorry to hear about your loss Kathy. My sympathy for all her many friends and loved ones."

judi pronk wrote on Oct 19, 2021:

"I am so sorry to hear of her death. I enjoyed taking care of her and getting to know her family. May she rest in peace"

Kate E Burt wrote on Oct 18, 2021:

"I have fond memories of Mrs Bowman as she was my teacher for Kindergarten and 1st grade at the two-room school in Centerville. I remember her calling our grade up to the front to practice our alphabets and got me through l-m-N-o-p. Reading the Dick and Jane books. About 10 yrs ago I had called her to confess that I used a white crayon and did a little mark on the chaulk board and found out the difference between chaulk and crayons. She said she knew I did it and was waiting for me to confess- We laughed so hard over that. Family- so sorry for your loss. She left a lot of great memories on my heart."

Gale Bentson (Jandt) wrote on Oct 16, 2021:

"My sympathy to the Bowman family. Shirley was a sweet lady with a great sense of humor."

Diane Cada wrote on Oct 16, 2021:

"Prayers and hugs to the Bowman family."

Barry & Sandy Ross wrote on Oct 16, 2021:

"A favorite aunt of mine. She was always happy and had the greatest laugh. "

Jeanine M Stiles wrote on Oct 16, 2021:

"Such a Dear Woman. Shirley you will be sorely missed. Fondly, Jeanine"

Carol Wilson wrote on Oct 15, 2021:

"Sorry Karen,I enjoy your Mother! "