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West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
Brian S. Bowden
Date of Death: April, 08 2023

          Brian S. Bowden, 61, Escanaba, passed away on Saturday evening April 8, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 8, 1961 in Chicago, IL, son of the late William and Bonnie (Boots) Bowden. On may 15, 1982 he married the former Terri Hansen at St. Patrick's church in Escanaba.
          Brian graduated from Escanaba High School in 1980 and then worked in retail management. Brian was a jack of all trades, being able to fix or build anything in and around the house. What he loved doing most though, was building race cars from scratch with his sons Billy, Brandon and Bob B., and just working on cars in general. One of his proudest moments was watching his son win a championship at the race track. He will be missed and loved by all his family and friends.
          He is survived by his wife, sons: Brandon Bowden and Billy (Felicia) Bowden, grandchildren: Emma, Jaelyn, Ellie, Brian, Brent and soon to be: baby William Charles, brother-in-law: Jerry (Trina) Hansen, sisters-in-law: Nancy (Tony) Przewrocki, Wendy (Keith) LaChapelle and Shelly (Rance) Hansen, many special nieces, nephews and friends all whom adored him, and his beloved dog: Willy.
          Brian was preceded in death by his parents, a son: Brent Bowden, brother: William Bowden, sister: Jeanette Bowden, mother-in-law: Clara "Jean" Hansen and father-in-law: Gerald Hansen.
          His family is planning a celebration of Brian's life later this spring. A notice of service details will be forthcoming.
          His family would like to thank the caregivers at St. Francis Home Health and Hospice, the staff in the O.S.F. ER and SCU and the Bellin Oncology team.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Bowden family.
          Please visit to send online condolences to his family.

  • "Dear Terry and family, My heart goes out to you during this sad time. I hope the many fond memories of Brian will give you some peace during your the new journey you will be on. ❤️ "
    -Susan Wanic

  • "I was a Classmate of his brother Bill's, who passed away several years ago. I was lucky enough to get to know Brian when he lived here at the Harbor Tower for a short while. He would join us for Greed (dice) and other things going on here. He was a friendly man and I always enjoyed his company. He moved out after awhile. As a Senior Companion Volunteer, he lived across the street from a home I was volunteering at in North Town. I noticed he was outside of where I was. I came out, and he shook my hand, thanking me for being such a good friend. At this point I didn't hang around with him at all, but would see him occasionally. I even tried helping him trace his ancestry at one time. He always valued a friendship and let you know. Sorry to hear of his passing. He'll be sadly missed. "

  • "To all of Brian’s family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Mark & Brenda Lindeblad Munising "
    -Mark & Brenda Lindeblad

  • "Terri and family, May God help you on this difficult journey,Brian will be missed by all who new him. May the love and memories you all share can help ease the pain in your hearts💕"
    -Maribel perryman

  • "To Brian's family, please accept my condolences on the untimely loss of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather. I was friends with Brian and the Bowden family in the 1970s and lost touch with them after joining the Navy and moving to California. Brian was a great guy and will be missed. May his memory and lasting love be a comfort to you in your time of sorrow."
    -Greg Johnston

  • "Brian was such a kind and good hearted person whom I will truly miss. He was at my parents every day helping my brother Bob with his race car. We will all miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sue and Len Busbani"
    -Sue Busbani

  • "So very sorry to hear about Brian passing. I would often talk to him, especially in the alley behind his house. That's where I'd walk my little dog at times. His dog Willy usually let Brian know we were there. I heard Brian had some medical issues and now he'll be at ease soaring high above us all. Rest in Peace young man!!!🙏🙏"
    -Gary & Becky Lehman

  • "I am so sorry to hear about Brian passing,prayers to you and your family."
    -Sandy Brunette

  • "My sincere prayers and condolences to the family. I hadn’t known Brian for long, but getting to know him I could see what a great guy he was. I’m glad I had the privilege. I’m keeping Brandon and Mom and the family in my prayers. "
    -Pat Denome

  • "Dearest Terri and Family, So very sorry for your loss of both your Mother and husband. My thoughts, prayers, and heart go out to you. May you be comforted in knowing that Brian is in the arms of your beautiful, precious son Brent. May God give you strength during this difficult time. Thinking of you often. God Bless. With Love, Pat Duncan & Family "
    -Patricia Duncan

  • "Dear family, I am so saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. We lost touch many years ago but I remember good times growing up. I am also so sad to see Dollys name listed in names of family that has gone before Brian. My sincere sympathy and prayers you be lifted up. "
    -Lois (Palequin) Forrester

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