Donald R. “Donnie” Bower
July 17, 1945 - July 26, 2019
Donald R. “Donnie” Bower, age 74, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019.
Born in Jeffersonville, IN on July 17, 1945, he was a son of the late Wayne and Maude (Carter) Bower. Donnie proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. He then spent many years working as a Union Representative for General Motors. Donnie had a knack for collecting merchandise. He liked to visit yard sales and flea markets regularly and also learned how to speak as an auctioneer. He enjoyed working in his yard, line dancing and loved dogs and cats. Above all, Donnie loved his family and time spent with them.
Donnie is survived by his daughter, Michelle Foskey (John); siblings, Loren Bower, Ronald Bower, Sue Helton, Linda Grable Deese, Clifford Bower and Norman Bower; grandchildren, Autumn Jahem and Zackary Jahem; and special cousins, Wilma Edwards and David Alridge.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm on Monday, August 5, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donnie’s memory to the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128.