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Kramer H. Bowden III
Kramer H. Bowden IIIHarley Davidson LimitedKramer H. Bowden III, passed into the arms of his Lord on Thursday, December 9,2021 at Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft. Myers, Fla. He was surrounded by his wife Sheri and his loving family and friends.

He was born in Cleveland on September 11, 1950 to the late Kramer H. Bowden Jr. and Ruth J. (Gilliam) Sayre, he was also preceded in death by Warren (Red) Sayre (who was also a father to him).

Residing in LaRue for many years, that is where he met and married his high school sweetheart Rose Mary (Briggs) Bowden on November 2, 1969 and she died January 17, 2012.

Kramer was employed for many years at Fairfield Engineering in Marion. After the closing of Fairfield, he began his own consulting company, Bowden Consulting. From there he later retired.

Kramer loved is family and friends. He enjoyed grilling, cooking, and entertaining at numerous get togethers where many laughs and memories were shared.
He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, swimming in the pond and sharing silly tales with his grandchildren at the Jackson Family Home. As well as his "motorcycle trips" on his Harley to several different states alongside his cousin Jerry (who is like another brother to him) and Joellen Gilliam, also with lifetime friends Bryan and Carol Cassell.

Kramer's life adventures lead him to Ft. Myers Beach, Florida where he purchased a vacation home in 2015. There he made wonderful friends, one of which he fell in love with and married Sheri (Garner) Bowden in Harris County Georgia where she is originally from.
Kramer and Sheri enjoyed traveling from the state of Ohio as far down as Key West, Florida in one of his many toys, the Jaguar convertible.

Kramer was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
He leaves a void in our lives never to be filled again.

He is survived by his son Cory Bowden, his sisters Sharon Kay Sessler of Green Camp, Jackie (Harry) Meade of Jackson, Tanja Sue Auxier of Reedsville , Tammy (Doug) Ray of Marion and Sherry James of Marion.
Three grandchildren: Coralie Bowden of Cleveland, Jairus and Samantha Bowden who made their home and were raised and cared for by their grandpa. They will deeply miss him.
One great grandchild, Arlonzo Waddell
Uncle, Kenneth Gilliam and several nieces and nephews, cousins and stepson Justin Dyer.
He was proceeded in death by his brother David Ray Bowden.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday December 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue, friends may call two hours prior to the service beginning at 11:00 am, Pastor Harry Meade will officate. Burial will follow in the LaRue Cemetery.

There will be a time Gathering of Family and Friends following the service at the Pine Acres Event Center in LaRue (everyone is welcome) 8746 LaRue-Prospect Rd. LaRue, Ohio 43332

Remembrances and Condolences may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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#1 from: Sue phillippi walls
State of Maryland
Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 6:27 PM

You're gone away now,  but never forgotten!! I'll treasure the memories. Rest now my dear friend. Susie Phillippi.  

#2 from: Howard Bartels
Cape Coral,Fl.
Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 10:09 PM

Sheri… so sorry for your loss.

#3 from: William Gilbert sr.
Kenton Ohio
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 12:35 AM

Really sorry for your loss, Kramer was one of the best men I ever knew.its hard to realize he is gone way too soon.my sincere condolences to everyone.

#4 from: Linda Collins
Ft myers, Fla
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 7:56 AM

I'm so sorry for the loss of Kramer. Only meet him once but have known Sherri for long time. Shes been so very happy since he came into her life. Prayers & thought for Sherri & all his family & friends.

#5 from: Stasia Manley
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 2:12 PM

Here is my condolences to everyone he was a good man. I remember when I was always go to his house all the time and see him, my cousins Samantha and Jarvis we will miss him dearly 💔 😢 😔

#6 from: Janie Lamb Mahaffey
Marion Ohio
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 7:46 PM

Such a wonderful lifetime friend, had to love that smile, my prayers are are with his family.

Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 8:47 PM


#8 from: Tom George
Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 6:56 AM

I am sorry to hear of Kramer’s passing, I worked with Kramer at Fairfield  Engineering back in the 1980’s.  You have my deepest sympathy.

#9 from: Jerry whitaker
Plain city Ohio
Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 7:05 PM

Sorry for your loss praying
For the family

#10 from: Rhonda (James) Ratliff Irey
Sat, Dec 18, 2021 at 7:35 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Coralie, Jairo’s and Samantha, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you close and give you peace.
Mrs. Irey

#11 from: Lisa Oswald
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 11:15 PM

I was so saddened to see this news tonight in the paper. I would have come and paid my respects to the family of my dear friend. We shared so many laughs and good times. Many lunches and long talks. I was so happy he finally found a sweetheart that made him happy. I miss you my friend. Fly high and enjoy the bounties from all your good works here on earth. Thoughts and prayers are with the family, church family and many friends that knew and loved Kramer. He was one of a kind.

#12 from: Chantell Conley
Wed, Dec 29, 2021 at 11:36 PM

I worked with Samantha for several years and got to know Kramer very well. I am deeply sorry for your loss. My heart aches for your family.

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