Dorothy M Bowe

Dec. 14, 1931 - Nov. 17, 2023 - Chilton, WI

Funeral Service

Monday, Nov. 27, 2023

11:00 am

St. Mary Catholic Church

108 S. 6th St.

Hilbert, WI 54129

Funeral Visitation

Monday, Nov. 27, 2023

9:00 am - 10:45 am

St Mary Catholic Church

108 S. 6th St

Hilbert, WI 54129

Burial Service

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023

2:00 pm

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery

Hilbert, WI 54129

Dorothy M Bowe

Chilton WI

Dorothy M. Bowe, age 91, of Chilton, died on Friday, November 17, 2023 at Sycamore Assisted Living in Kiel.  She was born December 14, 1931 in the Town of Rantoul, daughter of the late Gilbert & Edna (Paul) Hephner. 

Dorothy proudly graduated from Chilton High School and later married the love of her life, Donald Bowe in June of 1948 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Chilton.  Together, they farmed in the Town of Rantoul, all the while raising a few little rascals.  During this time, they also worked hand in hand as antique dealers until Donald’s death in 1977.  It was at this time that Dorothy took on her well known role of selling fresh seafood all around the Upper Midwest until about 5 years ago when she quietly slipped into retirement.  

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert and the VFW Auxiliary in Chilton.  

Those that knew Dorothy knew that she was an independent woman who looked at everything as an opportunity to have fun.  She especially enjoyed time spent outdoors fishing and hunting anything and everything including moose, elk, deer and bear.  

She is survived by her children: Bucky (Pat) Bowe, Sandy (David) Kramarczyk, Cheryl (Russ) Schmidt; a daughter-in-law: Kim Bowe; grandchildren: Deanna, Greg, Katie Jo, Christy, D.J., Terry, Shannon, Shane, Cody, B.J., Justin, Kayla, Will, Andy & Donnie; numerous great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; her sisters: Elaine Kramarczyk, Joanne (James) Grych; and her brother-in-law: Dick Petzold.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; 2 children: Raymond “Ricky” Bowe, Billy Bowe; grandchildren: John Paul Bowe, Casey Nix, Eric & Derrick Bowe; and her siblings: Deedy Petzold and her toddler brother Billy Hephner.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Monday, November 27, 2023 at St. Mary Catholic Church (108 S. 6th St.) in Hilbert.  Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Hilbert.  A time of visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 am until 10:45 am on Monday, November 27, 2023.  

At the time of the service and following, there will be a link available above for those wishing to watch a live stream or archived recording of the service, watch a memorial video, or see pictures and gifts given to the family.  


Our sympathies to the family.Prayers sent.R.I.P.

Kenneth & Sally Forstner (Family friend) 2023-12-27 12:58:35

Deepest sympathy, I've missed her visits, so many years of getting seafood from her. Her nephew Harvey stopped today, what sweet lady, treasure your memories, God Bless all of you.

Elinor Rohde, Rice Lake, Wi. (customer and friend) 2023-12-08 12:38:26

So sorry for your loss.

Tony and Judy Breit (Friends) 2023-12-04 20:02:29

So very sorry for the loss of your mom!! Remembering you all with love and prayers.

Kathy Heimerl (Niece) 2023-11-28 11:51:24

Dorothy was a witty,full-spirted woman with a award of gold. She will be missed

Glenn Ziemer (Friend ) 2023-11-28 03:50:17

Sorry to hear your mother has passed away. She lived a long time. You guys had a great mom. Take care, see you soon.

Ken and Ginny Ortlieb (Friends of children) 2023-11-25 06:16:14

Dear Cheryl, Bucky, and your entire family. We're very sorry for your loss of your mom. From all that I've learned from you and your other family members, she lived a full life and gave you all so very many wonderful memories. Continue to cherish her and those memories forever. Tom and Pam

Tom and Pam De Troye (Friends) 2023-11-24 19:43:07

Our sympathy to the Bowe Family. She was a good neighbor. May she rest in peace.

art and joyce kopf (Neighbor) 2023-11-22 20:34:38

We were very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. God bless you

Joan and John Holzschuh (Friend of children ) 2023-11-22 11:05:45

We were very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. God bless you

Joan and John Holzschuh (Friend of children ) 2023-11-22 11:05:13

So very sorry for your loss & heartache at this time. Prayers to ALL

Julie & Meranda Ruh & Berdella Endress (Cousin) 2023-11-20 13:34:07

Our hearts go out to the family. So sorry for your loss.

Jim & Maggie Hephner (cousin) 2023-11-18 20:20:12

So sorry for your loss, she was always a great neighbor growing up. Cherish the memories of Dorothy with a smile.

Mike and Doris Bennin (Friends) 2023-11-17 22:02:22

So sorry to hear about grandma. She sure was one tough and interesting woman. Much love to the family.

Tina Gillis (Friend) 2023-11-17 21:20:03

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