Donald "Don" W. Bowen

Born: Tue., Feb. 21, 1939
Died: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019


Private Services


Private Interment

Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.


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     Donald "Don" W. Bowen, 79, of Mechanicsburg passed away Monday, January 14, 2019.

     Born February 21, 1939, in Port Royal, he was a son of the late Edward and Viola (Reed) Bowen.

     Don was retired as a salesman for John H. Myers and Son, Inc., formerly known as Moore’s Lumber & Building Supplies.

     He enjoyed fishing, camping, landscaping, listening to country music and was an avid NASCAR enthusiast.

     Don is survived by his ex-wife, Bessie Myers and their two children, daughter Donna Paul and husband, Tom, and son John Bowen and wife, Katie, three grandsons, one brother, Paul Bowen, two sisters, Doris "Dot" Hoverter and Nancy Foose, and many nieces and nephews.

     Also surviving are the children and families of the late Iris Folckemer, who was his long-time companion, Beth Evans and husband, James, Joy Weir and husband, John, and Gary Folckemer and wife, Nancy, and several grandchildren.

          He was preceded in death by his brother, J.E. Bowen, two sisters, Loretta Miller and Linda Burris, and Iris's son, Wayne Folckemer.

     A private memorial service will be held at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third Street, Mifflintown with Rev. Graham Fowler, officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery.

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Christina Folckemer Mccardell
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019
My heart is heavy with the new’s of your passing. All the times we spent together and the lessons of life you have taught me will forever me cherished in my memories. I have yet come to terms with the fact that you will no longer be here with us, but when the time is right I also know that you will looking down from above with some sarcastic remark and giggle to help me along the way. I am gonna miss you pap but in my heart is where you will forever stay!

Joy Weir
   Posted Sat January 19, 2019
It has been a very emotional week with the passing of Don, my heart is broken. Don played a very large roll in my life and will be greatly missed. They are together and that helps give me peace.

Beverley Folckemer
   Posted Sat January 19, 2019
My sympathy goes out to the Bowen Family and also to the children of Iris Folckemer and for the Grandchildren , Don Bowen has been a Step Grandfather for many years ,He has watched our children and Great Grand
children grow thru out the many years Don was always Pappy Don and will live in our hearts forever . May You Rest in Peace