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Russell "Russ" Bowers

June 27, 1954 — December 6, 2020

Russell Bernard Bowers, age 66, died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on December 6, 2020. The son of Bud Bowers and the late Eleanor (Green) Bowers was born June 27, 1954. He was raised in Wrightstown, WI, the oldest of 12 brothers and sisters, and enjoyed growing up on the family farm. He was loved and adored by his wife Lisa; children: Val (Chris) Aune, Nick (Jolene) Bowers, Aleana (Steve) Henquinet, Monica (Dan) Mayer and Ella (Alan) Staedt and by his 7 grandchildren: Addison, Owen, Logan, Bergen, Gracyn, Leo and Myla.
Russ dedicated his 44-year career to the Wrightstown School District and was loved by all. He loved to be outside at family gatherings, play cards, bean bags, and prepare fish fries for his people. Russ was an avid fisherman, hunter, and outdoorsman. Russ cherished his hunting and fishing trips with his son, dad, brothers, friends, nephews, grandsons and sons-in-law. He shared his love of fishing with many and was patient in teaching his passion to anyone who cared to learn. Russ was a proud Wrightstown Tiger, Ashwaubenon Jaguar and Hudson Raider fan, and enjoyed watching all their sporting endeavors. He coached softball, enjoyed bowling and Friday night football games with his dear friend Tom Aerts.
He was a wonderful man, husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and coach as well as a mentor and so much more to the thousands of kids he brought smiles to in the halls of Wrightstown Schools.
Russ is further survived by his father, Bud Bowers and brothers and sisters: Keith (Judy) Bowers, Sue (Gary) Brochtrup, Carol (Dennis) Van Rossum, Jim (Shelia) Bowers, Alan (Laurie) Bowers, Mike (Laurie) Bowers, Mary (Rick) Vanden Wymelenberg, Ken (Judy Lynn) Bowers, Amy (Tony) Francis, Nancy (Mike) Francis, Jeff (Stephanie) Bowers as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Russ was proceeded in death by his mother, Eleanor Bowers, father-in-law, Frank Lamers and sister-in-law Lori Lamers.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life on Thursday, December 10, at St. Clare Catholic Parish- St. Paul Site, Wrightstown, with visitation from 3:00pm until 5:45pm, followed by a mass of resurrection at 6:00pm. Fr. Brian Wideman will officiate. A live-stream of the service and recording will be available on the Cotter Funeral and Cremation Care Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers the family has established a fund to create a garden with benches and trees at Tiger Stadium. Checks can be made to the WHS W-Club with “Russ Bowers Memorial Fund” in the memo line.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, December 10, 2020

3:00 - 5:45 pm (Eastern time)

St. Clare Parish-St. Paul Site

437 Main Street, Wrightstown, WI 54180

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Mass

Thursday, December 10, 2020

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Clare Parish-St. Paul Site

437 Main Street, Wrightstown, WI 54180

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