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“So sorry for your loss. RIP Art. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Wendy Geerligs - Wayland, MI

“My condolences thoughts and prayers are with everyone. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Kristin Bowman-Dean - Gordonville, TX

“So very sorry.... ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Sandra Bowman - Bumpass, VA

“The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Hackman Family Funeral Homes - MI


Arthur Wayne Bowman age 68 of Sturgis, Michigan past away unexpectedly Monday evening, January 2, 2017 at his home.
He was born July 4, 1948 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Virgil E. and Pauline (Dunham) Bowman.
Arthur was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1967. In his senior year he earned the Golden Hammer Award, the highest award given in the Building Trades program.
In 1989 he married Linda Boughton at the St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Sturgis. She preceded him in death.
Most of Arthur's working life he was self-employed as an auto body painter and carpenter.
He was an outdoorsman enjoying, hunting, and fishing and also enjoyed riding his Honda Shadow motorcycle. Arthur had hobbies and enjoyments but what he truly loved was time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by three sons: Shaunry Bowman and Arthur Wayne Bowman, II both of Sturgis and Joseph Bowman of Auburn, New York; four grandchildren: Ashley, Arthur Wayne, III, Nicholas and Seth Bowman; one brother: Thomas (Sandy) Bowman of Bumpass, Virginia and two nephews and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one sister: Lecia Nichols.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Friday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. Funeral services celebrating the life of Arthur Wayne Bowman will begin at 1:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Dennis DeMott of the First Baptist Church of Sturgis will officiate. In accordance with Arthur's wishes cremation will follow the service. Private burial of the ashes will take place at the Constantine Cemetery in Constantine at a later date.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial donations be directed to the Enrichment Center, 306 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfunrealhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.