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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.

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9 Condolences for Donald R. “Donnie” Bower

  • Donnie was the best brother-in-law, he was kind and generous. He helped Norm and I out a lot when we were first married and we will never forget his kindness. We love you Donnie and will miss you so much.

  • Sorry for your loss

  • Love you cousin Donnie you will be missed always.

  • So sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. Always had a smile and was a pleasure to talk with when Trish and I would visit family in Delaware.

  • RIP Uncle Donnie! You will be missed! I will always remember your kind heart and infectious smile. I will never forget all the fun trips you took my brothers and I on to Wild Wood, NJ when we were kids. Not to mention the many auctions you to us to and the countless flea markets to buy your merchandise. I will forever hold those memories fondly in my heart! Love you always! 💔

  • Michelle and John thoughts and prayers for you both during this difficult time. I pray God will provide you strength and peace in time as you begin to reflect how wonderful your Dad was. A man who loved, gave guidance, support to so many throughout the years. He opened his home to those who just needed to get on the right track. He loved unconditionally. I always loved that he brought me flowers each time he visited just because he was a sweetheart of gentleman . Uncle Donnie you will be truly missed.

  • Uncle Donnie,you will allways and forever hold a place in many peoples hearts.You were allways there for people for good times and bad.But when you came into a room. Most of all you brought joy and happines,and allways tried to make the best of any situation.You will allways be loved.And hold a place in my life.

  • Good man gone way too soon. Always cheerful and smiling and would do anything for friends and family. Wonderful friend of the family for many years.

  • Donnie was a wonderful friend, there is absolutely nothing he would not do for anybody. I have known him since we met at auctioneer school back in the early 90’s and have been great friends since. We worked auctions together, we played in a poker league together, we vacationed together we did just about everything together. Life just got a little dimmer with him gone. I will miss my best friend with him gone.