Myron Jack Bowker
Bowker, Myron Jack, age 91, passed peacefully on January 30th, in the presence of family, following a brief illness resulting from a recent injury and chronic kidney disease.
Myron—beloved father and grandfather—was a testament to the value of hard work, perseverance and the importance of family, friendships and things that mattered. Born on January 9th, 1930, to the late Louis and Stella Bowker of Stanley, North Dakota, Myron spent his childhood exploring the expansive prairies and rural landscapes of North Dakota. Myron’s early adventures led him on a tour of Western America and rugged work surrounding ranching, railroads, oilfields and logging. He served his country in the US Army (1951-1953) and eventually returned to Minnesota where he married, started a family and settled in North Saint Paul. Myron was a humble, caring and supportive father, neighbor and friend—never short on witty and humorous stories, or afraid to lend a hand and tackle any project—big or small. His life’s work spanned a range of traditional trades including high steel/ironwork and commercial contracting. Myron enjoyed simple pleasures—he loved motorcycles, snowmobiles, cars, tractors, fixing things, gambling, billiards, and walleye (with a single beer) at Red Lobster. Myron was fiercely independent, hard working, a true representation of the American spirit and grounded in his enduring relationships with family, friends and neighbors.
Myron was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Stella Bowker; brothers, Bud and Owen Bowker and sisters, Louise Lukkasson, Carol Benke and Beverly Meiers.
He is survived by his daughters, Teresa (Dennis) Jenson, Kim Madden (Mark Nelson) and Cathy (Bryan) Secor; brother Charlie Bowker; sisters, Janice Sonnenberg and Barb Ellingson; grandchildren, Brandon, Kayla, Maxwell, Tanya and Jamie; great-grandchildren, Triston and Alexa and great-great-grandchildren Alivia and Anthony.
A private memorial service will be held by the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org in memory of Myron Bowker). Condolences may be expressed at: forevermissed.com/myron-jack-bowker