Paul D. Bowen, age 66

July 15, 1952 —
Feb. 24, 2019
Lime Springs - Paul D. Bowen, age 66, of Lime Springs, Iowa died on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Methodist Campus in Rochester, Minn.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lime Springs, with Pastor Jeff Jacobs officiating. Burial will take place that afternoon, at 2 p.m. at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, Minn. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 at Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley, Minn. and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Hindt Funeral Home-Spring Valley is assisting the family.
Paul Daniel Bowen was born on July 15, 1952 in Waterloo, Iowa to Glenn Albert and Florence Eva (Broadwater) Bowen. He graduated from East High School in Waterloo in 1970 and joined the Army in the fall of 1971. He was honorably discharged in 1974. 
During his first weekend home, he met Vicki Kay Merkel. They got married 17 weeks later on Dec. 7, 1974 at First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. To this union, three children were born. 
Paul loved spending time with his family and friends and watching M.A.S.H. He was a dairy farmer for many years. He enjoyed hauling manure and rebuilding machinery and tractors. He was a social butterfly who could talk  for hours to everyone about anything.
Paul is survived by his wife, Vicki Bowen of Lime Springs; children, Matthew (Melisse) Bowen of Caledonia, Minn., Daniel Bowen of Lime Springs and Christopher (Elizabeth) Bowen of Lime Springs; grandchildren, Dalten, Cassidy, Josie and Molly Bowen; siblings, Mark (Pam) Bowen of Lime Springs and Mary (Dan Brady) Bowen of Melbourne, Iowa; and brother-in-law, Larry Black of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Eloise Black.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Condolences may be left online at

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