Charles “Charlie” Bowen, 71, of Peru, IN went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2020.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dolly Bowen of Peru, IN. Also surviving are six children, Lisa (Jim) Lambrecht of Peru, IN; Eddie (Pam) of Peru, IN; Josie Bowen of Venice, FL; Jamie (Perry) Gibbs of Peru, IN; Barb (Claude) Gibbs of Denver, IN; and Elizabeth (Eric) Molloy of Venice, FL and his ornery cat Lucy.

Charlie was also blessed to have 20 grandkids and 15 great-grandkids. He also has one sister, Ann Cochran of St. Louise, MO and one brother, Dennis Bowen of Kokomo, IN and several nieces and nephews who survive. Charlie was preceded in death by his father and mother (Charles and Mary Bowen), his brother (Richard Bowen) and granddaughter (Toni Gibbs).

Charlie retired from Schneider Electric. He was a member of the First Assembly of God church in Peru, IN. He was an avid collector of watches, knives and mechanical banks. Some of Charlie’s favorite pastimes included, story telling, motorcycle riding and bird watching. He is remembered by many for his love for God and his family, his laugh, his kind, loving soul and his always present end to a story, “Yeah Buddy?”

Charlie will be missed and loved because there will never be another Charlie.

A celebration of life will be held at the residence of his daughter, Barbara (Claude) Gibbs, 2054 W State Road 16, Denver IN on 30 May at 3pm.