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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:54 PM

May 2, 1920
March 26, 2013

Richard Bowersock, 92, of Spencerville passed away at 7 a.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Manor, where he resided the past two years.

He was born on May 2, 1920, in Salem Township in Auglaize County to Grover and Viola (McMillen) Bowersock, who preceded him in death.
On July 1, 1940, he married Dorotha Irene Smith, who died Dec. 6, 2005.

Survivors include his three daughters, Konita G. “Connie” (Albert) Klaus, Barbara I. (Roger) Crites and Laurie E. (John S.) Ball of Spencerville; seven grandchildren, Debra L. Klaus of Spencerville, Richard “Rick” (Nancy) Klaus of Lima, Stacy L. (Denise) Oakman of Spencerville, Jason S. (Rene) Oakman of Bellefonte, Pa., John A. (Tonya) Ball of Spencerville, Mark S. Ball of Oakwood and Jamie L. (Josh) Daily of Spencerville; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Jane Conrad of Denver, N.C., and Eunice Profit of Rockford; and a sister-in-law, Mary Bowersock of Spencerville.

He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Lanny Oakman; a grandaughter, Angelique R. Ball; five brothers, Don, Harold, Max Bowersock, Lowell and Robert Bowersock (who died in World War II and for whom the VFW Post 6772 was named); and five sisters, Gladys Holloway, Ruth Baker, Ester, Bernice and Dorothy Bowersock.

Mr. Bowersock attended Spencerville High School and was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a member of Hartford Christian Church in Spencerville and a charter/life member of the VFW Post 6772. He was a farmer and carpenter, working many years for Jack Whitling, Ned Wurster and with his brother, Don Bowersock. He loved being outdoors and gardening.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, with pastor Robert King officiating. Burial will follow in Spencerville Cemetery with Military Rites performed by The Spencerville Veterans.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hartford Christian Church of Spencerville or Spencerville Veterans Park.


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