Donnalou Jean Bowser

1934 - 2019

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Donnalou Jean Bowser, age 85, of Benton Ridge passed away at the Bridge Hospice Care Center on Monday, November 18, 2019. She was born on July 21, 1934 in Rawson, Ohio to the late John and Mertie (Nutter) Bracy. She married Arthur C. Bowser, Sr. on November 14, 1953 and he preceded her in death on July 2, 2003. Surviving are five children: Terry Lynn (Jeffrey) Putman of Benton Ridge, James Harold Bowser, Sr. of Benton Ridge, Dean Allen (Amy) Bowser of Bluffton, John Edwin (Pam) Bowser of Mt. Cory, and Arlene (Sandy) Bowser of Findlay; daughter-in-law, Teresa Bowser of Findlay; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and sisters: Lu Bracy of Benton Ridge, Leota Goodluck of Benton Ridge, Imelda Siferd of Bloomdale and Dorothy Adams of Mississippi. She was preceded in death by two sons: Arthur C. (Barbie, deceased) Bowser, and Jr. and Paul Lewis Bowser; daughter-in-law, Maria Bowser; two grandsons: Jacob Allen and Taylor Andrew Bowser; two brothers: John and Dale Bracy; and three sisters: Fern Dunlap, Bernita Martin, and Violet Magee. She was a graduate of Cory-Rawson High School and retired from RCA/Harris Corporation. Donna enjoyed sewing, quilting, puzzles, genealogy, camping, and most of all, spending time with family. The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff of Bridge Hospice for their special care. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME Pastor Kimberly Reese will officiate. Burial will follow in Benton Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, November 20 and for one hour prior to the service (10:00-11:00am) on Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorials can be directed to the funeral home and online condolences can be shared by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Wednesday, November 20th 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    Thursday, November 21st 2019 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Thursday, November 21st 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Benton Ridge Cemetery [Map]
    11016 TR 125
    Benton Ridge, Ohio 45816

  • Contributions:

    Coldren-Crates Funeral Home
    205 W. Sandusky St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Arlene
Date :Monday, November 18th 2019
From : Michelle Lamb Shoemaker
I'm so sorry for your loss, Arlene. Loosing a parent is so difficult. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

To : Bowser Family
Date :Monday, November 18th 2019
From : Mary George Williams
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. So sorry for your loss. Never easy to lose your parents.

To : All my family
Date :Monday, November 18th 2019
From : Dean'na Rae
Aunt Donny is gonna be missed by all of us and i want you all to know how much i love you all and we might not see each other all the time you are all still with me. I love you all. Aunt Donny is up with all our loved ones thats flying high and one day we will all be together again.