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Robert Dean 'Bob' Bowker


April 27, 2022 | View PDF

Robert Dean ‘Bob’ Bowker was born April 3, 1942, in Wray, CO, and passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2022.  He served in the U.S. Navy and later worked for the Julesburg Police Department as a Patrol Officer and Chief of Police.  He has resided in North Platte since 2009.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife and the love of his life, Verlien; his parents, Lloyd and Rosetta; 2 sisters, a brother, brother-in-law, and 2 grandchildren.

Robert is survived by children, Bryan (Ron) McCarthy of Oklahoma City, OK, Corinna McGregor (David Butler) of North Platte, James Bowker of Sidney, Michelle Sullivan of Ovid, CO, Stacy (Anna) Bowker of Sidney, and Gus Reel and Melissa Ross of North Platte; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 siblings; as well as other family and many friends.

Services are 1 p.m., Friday, April 22, at Odean Colonial Chapel in North Platte.  Burial with military honors will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery.  Online condolences may be shared at  Memorials are to the family to cover medical and funeral expenses.  Odean Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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