Antoinette "Anne" Marie (Olson) Bowman
Antoinette “Anne” Bowman, 76, Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.
A Celebration of Life will be Monday, August 13 at 3:00pm at Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00pm, before the service. A Private Inurnment will be at Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne, MN. . The family requests Memorials be give to the Gideon’s Ministries in lieu of flowers. We honor the rich inheritance Anne gave us by continuing to live for Christ.
Antoinette “Anne” Marie Olson was born on September 7, 1941, in Chester, South Dakota, to Harold and Marie (Hagedorn) Olson. As a young girl, she moved with her family to a farm east of Pipestone, where she grew up. Anne graduated from Pipestone High School in 1959, before moving to Sioux Falls where she worked as a bookkeeper until July 28, 1962, when she was united in marriage to Dennis Bowman. The couple went on to live in Montevideo, Minneapolis, Maple Plain, Montrose, Valley Springs, Beaver Creek, and Jackson. Each destination provided special, life-long friendships.
Anne spent much of her time volunteering wherever she was needed. Through the years, she served as a Sunday School teacher, a Bible Study leader, a board member of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, and a youth ministry teacher at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Most recently, she worked at the Abiding Savior Lutheran Church preschool where she enjoyed interacting with the children and their families. Her Christian faith was an example to all who knew her. She demonstrated the love of the Lord through her words and actions. Her faithful prayers have carried many of us through life’s challenges.
Anne especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her sisters and brothers and their families. Her grandchildren described her as energetic and always up for an adventure. She enjoyed traveling around the United States and to the Holy Land, attending exercise classes at the gym, and meeting friends for coffee or lunch.
Anne will be deeply missed by her two daughters, Dennette (Arnold) Marks, Fairbanks, AK, and Kari (Timothy) Flachman, Rock Hill, SC; six grandchildren, Grace and Elise Marks, and Josiah, Caleb, Jordan, and Nathan Flachman; two sisters, Ethelyn (Norm) Fey, and Lois (Bruce) Kooiman, Edgerton, MN; three brothers, Lyle (Ruth) Olson, Faribault, MN, Harlan (Kathy) Olson, Sioux Falls, SD, and Wally (Pat) Olson, Plymouth, MN; and sister-in-law, Linda (Roy) Moeller, Hardwick, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Anne was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dennis Bowman, in December, 1999, and by her sister, Gwendolyn.