William L Bowe
Nov. 18, 1961 - Aug. 8, 2021
Hilbert, WI
Funeral Service:
Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021
4:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
William L Bowe
Hilbert, WI

William L. “Bill” Bowe, age 59, of Hilbert, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton with his loving wife and family by his side.  He was born November 18, 1961 in Chilton, Wisconsin, son of Dorothy (Hephner) Bowe & the late Donald Bowe.

Bill was united in marriage to Kim Plach on August 28, 1981 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Hortonville.  

 With a lot of his grandfather’s personality in him, Bill appreciated dabbling in antiques and selling seafood across the road.  He never looked to conform to the dreams of other people, but made sure to help friends and neighbors; always appreciating the gift that they would be in his life.  

Bill lived every moment of his life to its fullest with times spent snowmobiling, chasing rummage sales and “road hunting”. He was a member of the Hilbert OxBow Sportsmans Club, loved riding his Harley and treasured time spent with his cats.  

Through his years of camping and tending to the local cats at the campground, Bill was called many names, including “The Mayor”of Rivers’ Edge Campground; a name that was even recognized as such by nurses at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He cherished his family and his friends but especially loved his granddaughter, Madison, his “Little Monster” calling out for her “Jampa”. 

Survivors include his wife: Kim; his children: Willam Bowe & Rachel, Justin Bowe & Jen, Kayla Bowe & Jerad; a grandchild: Madison Bowe; his mother: Dorothy Bowe; his mother-in-law: Nancy Plach; his siblings: Gilbert “Bucky” (Pat) Bowe, Sandy (David) Kramarczyk, & Cheryl (Russ) Schmidt; and siblings-in-law: Tom Plach, Julie (Marc) Marcille, & Scott (Lori) Plach.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his his father: Donald; his father-in-law: Rudy Plach; and a brother: Raymond “Ricky” Bowe.

Funeral service will be at 4:00 pm on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 pm until 3:45 pm on Sunday, August 15, 2021.    Those who wish to watch a livestream of the service or watch an archived recording in the future may do so by clicking HERE

Bill’s family would like to thank Lisa Schabach, APNP, Dr. Todd Meyer, his nurse Michelle and the nurses and staff on the 4th floor of the Fremont Tower at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton for the care and compassion that was given to Bill and his entire family.  

If you feel comfortable attending the gathering time, please feel free to wear your appropriate Harley attire.  

A memorial fund has been established in the name of William Bowe for some of his favorite charities.
Love you guys! Hugs & Prayers to you all!
Love Cindy and John

Cindy Ulrichsen (Family) - Aug. 15, 2021

We've had so many good times together thank you. And when the chips were down you were always there.... Thank you,

Pat harrell (old friend) - Aug. 14, 2021

my deepest sympathy Kim for you and your family.

Barb Joas (Friend) - Aug. 14, 2021

Our sympathy to Bill's wife and family. Also to his mother Dorothy and siblings. May he rest in peace

art and Joyce Kopf - Aug. 13, 2021

So Sorry for your loss Kim. Thinkin of you during this difficult time.

Ann Konen - Aug. 13, 2021

Bill was always there and ready to help me. Kept my golf cart running,only hope I can remember all he taught me. He was a good friend and will miss him. I can't be therre on Sunday because I will be in the UP but I will be with Kim and the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Jane (Camping neighbor) - Aug. 11, 2021

Kim and family .... prayers coming your way during this time of healing.


Mary Geier (Friend) - Aug. 11, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. Blessings to your entire family.

Mary Jo Anhalt (co-worker (Kim & Rachel)) - Aug. 11, 2021

sorry for your loss. bill was a great man

jerry and carol hanna (friend) - Aug. 11, 2021

Kim and family,
I knew Billy for many years and he was always a good friend. Some days a little rough around the edges but he was still a good guy. I'm so so sorry for your loss. You're all in my prayers!
Rest In Peace Trouble!

Kathy Kuhn (Friend) - Aug. 10, 2021

Kim and family so sorry for the loss of your loved one, may the wonderful memories help you with this most difficult time.

Mike and Doris Bennin (Friends) - Aug. 10, 2021

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