Germaine Bowe, of Wauwatosa, formerly of Cleveland, WI and Dacada, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in the evening hours of Friday, May 24, 2013 at Franciscan Villa in South Milwaukee. She was 93 years old.
Germaine was born on the family farm, located in the Town of Holland, on March 23, 1920 to Hubert Didier and Mary Hamm Didier. She was the last survivor of the couples' 16 children. On June 19, 1950 she married Elmer Bowe in Waukegan, IL. Germaine worked as an assembler for the Garton Toy Company in Sheboygan. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wauwatosa and enjoyed sheepshead and playing Scrabble. For Germaine family was very important. She enjoyed every one of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Germaine is survived by her seven children: Harvey (Aggie) Bowe of Random Lake, Bonnie (the late Bill) Mickkelson of Loves Park, IL, Dianne (Eric) Kiehl of Muskego, Louis (Kathleen) Bowe of Kiel, Michael (Molly) Bowe of Newburg, Steven Bowe of Madison, and Neal (Claire) Bowe of Waco, TX. She is further survived by 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law; Lois Bowe of Waldo and Dorothy (Harold) Ninehouse of Chilton, many, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, her son Leonard, her granddaughter Olivia, her great-grandson J.J., six brothers and nine sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 1st at 12 noon at our Lady of the Lakes Parish-St. Nicholas Chapel, Highway K, Dacada. Father Michael Barrett will officiate. She will be laid to rest with her family in St. Mary's Cemetery, Chilton. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 1st at the CHURCH from 10 AM until 12 noon. The Eernisse Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com
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We share comfort in knowing Aunt Germaine is no longer suffering. We send thoughts of sympathy and support to you as you begin your journey without Germaine.
I am sorry for your loss, Your Mom was a very loving person. I have many memory's of her sitting around the kitchen table talking over dinner. Neal it's been 30 + years. My Mom passed away at age 68 this past Jan. from ... more
Thank you for allowing us to care for Germaine. May your many happy memories be of comfort to you. With best wishes, Sue Schrager, nurse.
Peace and hugs to all of Germaine's family and friends.
Our condolences go out to the Bowe Family. We will miss our visits & Sheephead games with Aunt Germaine. Roman & Marie's Family, Larry, Mary Ann, Betty Jane, & Chuck