Gerald E. "Jerry" Bowers, 70, Minneapolis, died on March 31 after a long journey with cancer.
Jerry grew up on a farm near St. James, MN and graduated from St. James High School. He attended and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College where he met his wife Debbie Dalton of Cannon Falls.
He had a successful career in the investment business. He spent the majority of his career at Piper Jaffray as a managing director of the municipal bond dept. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the cabin, traveling, biking, golfing, sailing and Lake Harriet. He was very competitive and never gave up.
His passion for flying airplanes led him to "The Angel Flight Program" where he flew people with medical needs to their treatment destination. He was a loving, devoted and loyal husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. He was a hands-on Papa to his grandchildren. We will miss him dearly. A special thanks to Mayo Clinic and Allina doctors and the caregivers at Allina Hospice for the special care shown to Jerry.
He is survived by loving wife of 48 years, Debbie; children, Tracey (Tom) Illies and Jeff (Kari) Bowers; grandchildren, Hayley, Ben, Alex, Aaron, Maddie, Tommy and Joe; father, Ray (Enid) Bowers; brothers, Chuck (Peggy), Jim (Trish), Dale (Beverly) Bowers; sister, Darlene (Ron) Splinter; brother-in-law, Dick (Kathy) Dalton; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by mother, Evelyn Bowers.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 6, from 5-7 p.m. at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, W. 50th St. & Vernon Ave. at Hwy 100, Edina. Memorial service will be 12 noon, Monday, April 7, Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 50th & Knox Ave S., Mpls.; private interment at Lakewood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Mayo Clinic Cancer Research or Mt. Olivet Cathedral of the Pines Camp.
Arrangement by www.Washburn-McReavy.com, Edina Chape,l 952-920-3996.