Adrian O. Bowder

Adrian O. Bowder, 82, of Falconer, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 29, 2013), in the emergency room of WCA Hospital.

He was born March 25, 1931, in St. Cloud, Minn., the son of the late James S. Bowder and Elizabeth Stearns Niebolte.

Adrian attended Falconer High School, and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving from 1952-55 in Korea. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Union National for 37 years, retiring in 1994.

Adrian was a member of the Ross Mills Church of God and in earlier years was a member of the church’s softball team. He was a Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins fan.

He enjoyed his family, playing softball and loved his cats.

Surviving is his wife, Lois A. Burch Bowder, whom he married September 14, 1962; a daughter, Robin (Kris) Olson of Frewsburg; a son, Darren (Lynn) Bowder of Colfax, N.C.; four grandchildren: Rebecca Steen, Brandin (Lauren) Smith, Latara Bowder and Philip Olson; a great grandson, Aaron Steen; a brother James (MaryJo) Bowder of Mankato, Minn.; three sisters: Virginia (Melvin) Stavrum of Clearwater, Minn., Alice (Joe) Janchar of Duluth, Minn., and Betty (Peter) Stewart of St. Paul, Minn.; and his special friend, Doug (Brenda) Rissel of Falconer.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: John Bowder and Frank Niebolte; and his stepfather, Henry Niebolte.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Ross Mills Church of God. The Rev. David Olson, pastor of the church, will officiate.

Friends will be received by the family from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Falconer Funeral Home.

Memorials may be donated to the Ross Mills Church of God, Falconer, NY 14733.

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