John Edward Bowman - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

October 31, 1957 - October 23, 2023

John Edward Bowman

Age 65, of Richfield. US Army Veteran.

Survived by wife, Rosalind Bowman; children, Jerrica (David) Miles, Jared Bowman, Jacquelyn Bowman and James (Anna) Thomas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Shirley Washington-Little, Kristal Wright and Janice Garcia; and many other loving family members and loyal friends.

Preceded in death by father, John Edward Bowman, Sr. and mother, Jacquelyn Gerald.


  1. Jacquelyn M Bowman says:

    I miss you Dad so much……
    I will hold you in my heart forever and always❤️❤️❤️ R.I.P to my Father, Friend, & Mentor. You are un-replaceable and will never be forgotten. I have endless memories that are now cherished beyond measure. Lots of love I’m sending to Heaven in the hopes your “Hanging in there” :) love love love you Grandpa more than words can convey. -Your Daughter Jacquelyn Bowman

  2. Laura Zupko says:

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I loved going to visit John with Jacqueline. He always made me feel like just one of the kids and we had the best time.
    Love to you all,
    Laura Zupko and family

  3. Cara Danilowicz says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. John was a great husband, father, grandfather and veteran. He will be greatly missed. Though he may be gone he will be forever in our hearts.

    Sending our Prayers,
    Cara and the Danilowicz family

  4. Angelia Geddie says:

    My prayers are with the family. There are no words to help with the pain, but I’m here for you Jacqueline. I hope you find the strength for your family and you. Again my condolences to you and your family. Please express yourself in anyway to let the emotions out. I’m sure he was amazing father and husband.
    Angelia Geddie

  5. Chase Davis says:

    Grandpa was a great man. He loved us and his family. I wish we had more time with him, but I will cherish the time we did spend together. I’m going to miss him. Thank you Grandpa, for everything.

    • Jacquelyn M Bowman says:

      Grandpa loved his grand kids more than anything….. he always said “give the boys a hug for me”!! He wanted the best for you all, his loss is going to be tough for his grands but he will be with you all always❤️❤️❤️❤️ He was so proud of you Chase, your a wonderful young man and he loved you dearly.

  6. Barbara Goodnow says:

    May Blessings and Peace be with my children and Roz, my deepest sympathy extended to you all. g Granna B

  7. Angel Miller says:

    To John, Although I never met you personally, I know the love you had for your family, kids and grandkids was grand! I feel like I know your heart listening to Jacquelyn talk about you, playing your voicemails, and share your pictures. Your love, memories and spirit will live on!
    To the family, I’m so sorry for your lost. Your love and memories of John will live on in your hearts and mind. You’ll have a wonderful angel looking over you, and you’ll be able to talk to him anytime ❤️

  8. Jacquelyn M Bowman says:

    Happy Birthday Grandpa!! And Happy Halloween we love you to the moon and back❤️
    From: Jacq, Chase & Carson!!!

  9. Kristal Wright says:

    Brother (Stretchie) I will miss our talks and our laughs. You fought a good fight, and we all realized that you were tired. I’m so glad that I was able to visit you on your last birthday. Love you Bro

    • Jacquelyn M Bowman says:

      Thank you Kristal, he did fight a good fight. I am so glad you got to visit, it meant alot to him. Love you and the family

  10. Jared Bowman says:

    Pops, I had so.much to say before you left. The lord has tried to call you home many times and you flat out said “NOT YET”, my family still needs me. I’m so glad we got to mend our relationship many years ago. The man I am today is because of you. You are missed, but never forgotten. I love you more than you know

    • Jacquelyn M Bowman says:

      That was beautiful Bro, I’m glad you guys were close in miles and relationship! He always looked forward to spending time with you!
      Love you

  11. Jaylan Bowman-Taylor says:

    We’re gonna miss you grandpa. You were a family man always checking up on us and everyone else you could. Visiting you and talking to you will always be engraved into my memory. I’ll never forget the time you and pops took me to my first football game. I strive to be the type of man you were. Rest in peace grandpa, we love you!

    • Jacquelyn M Bowman says:

      Jaylan, you possess numerous of Grandpa’s traits, you are a strong young man, a fighter who cares deeply for his family. Your resiliency will take you far in life! I love you and Una !!!

  12. Janelle Carol Johnston says:

    No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. Love you Aunt Jan

    • Jacquelyn M Bowman says:

      Jan, thank you for your support and kind encouraging words through all the years! I’m glad you had a chance to chat with him last time I visited! I love you and the family!

  13. Tamia S. says:

    Happy Birthday John!
    Although we have only met via FaceTime, I wish I could have met you in person.
    May your soul rest in peace as the many memories your loved ones share continue to live on.
    My condolences,

    Tamia and DeSean

    • Jacquelyn M Bowman says:

      Tamia, you would have loved to hang with him in person he was a big positive energy whenever he walked in the room!!! He was funny and witty and extremely knowledgeable! Just fun to be around just like you and Desean!! I love you guys dearly, hope to see you both soon for the holidays!!

  14. Amy Bowman says:

    I had the privilege of having John as my father in law. He was so kind and caring. If you knew him was to love him, he always had this amazing smile that lit up a room. John always was trying to tell our pull a joke on someone. From the moment he came into my life he was always calling and checking up on me, we played the biggest game of phone tag ever! I will never forget going to an Eagles game with him, well the Vikings. We say and razzed each other when our team made a touchdown. For me it wasn’t about the game it was having the ability to sit and enjoy moments like that. I am truly going to miss him and our phone calls. I am so lucky to have know him and have him as my father in law. Heaven truly gained an angel and I know that he’s up there cutting up in true John fashion. Rest in paradise and we will see each other again. Until that time rest easy. My deepest condolences go out to the entire family. I wish I could have been there but I will be in spirit. I love all of you dearly.

    • Jacquelyn M Bowman says:

      Amy, I love this message and I’m so glad he made you feel great and apart of the family! He had a blast going to games and chatting about games with you I’m sure of it!! I love you and the family!

  15. Autumn Collins says:

    I didn’t meet John personally, but I have heard his interaction with his daughter, over the phone and voice-mails. He loving and fun. He helped to create an amazing family, that are now part of my family. I thank him for these incredible people that I have come to know and love. His legacy lives on in his children and grandchildren. They are all inspiring, loving, generous, and thoughtful people. What a legacy indeed!

    • Jacquelyn M Bowman says:

      Thank you for this wonderful message Autumn! He had a way to light up a room Even over the phone LOL!!! I’m glad to be a part of your family! love you.

  16. Dedric Bowman says:

    Rest easy Grandpa John. I’ll always remember your smile and distinctive laugh. I can hear it now .. I’ll do my best to carry the name forward. Love you.

    • Jacquelyn M Bowman says:

      Awww he would love to hear that Dedric! He just loved you all and was so proud of all you guys. I can hear his laugh also!! Love you, can’t wait to see you!

  17. David and jerrica says:

    Love you and miss you very much

    • Jacquelyn M Bowman says:

      You guys travelling so far to send Dad off to his final resting place brought him great happiness. I love you both bunches and wish you safe travels home.

  18. Marccelle Taylor says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort your heart. May he rest in peace ️

    • Jacquelyn M Bowman says:

      Marccelle, he just had a great time meeting you and attending the kids graduations. He now is resting in peace with your Sister in heaven.
      Miss you, love you and hope to see you again soon.

  19. Rodney Hell says:

    I’d like to express my heartfelt condolences to a man I highly respected. I met John at Veteran’s Services at the Courthouse in Minneapolis. He helped with me disability paperwork that made a huge difference in my life and allowed me to receive full benefits. We got to know each other over a few years and developed a friendship. I hadn’t seen John for a couple of months and checked with his work and found out that he was in the hospital. At one point, I went to visit him in the hospital and found out that he had to have his legs amputated. I saw his true character in that moment. He never felt sorry for himself, but even in the midst of his suffering he always kept the focus on others and cared about how me and my family were doing. He carried his thoughtful nature throughout our friendship. He called frequently and always asked about my life. Sometimes we talked about faith and God’s goodness and I know John is in a good place today. He also talked about his wife and his love for her was evident.

    • Jacquelyn M Bowman says:

      Rodney thank you for sharing your wonderful story, yes he was an incredible man. So smart, so thoughtful, so strong. His resilience for life was amazing. I am glad you two created a friendship and I know he misses us all. Wish you all the best. His Daughter: Jacquelyn Bowman

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