Norma Dorothy Bowe

April 13, 1929 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 91)


It is with great sadness that the family of Norma Dorothy Bowe, 91, of Duluth Minnesota announces her passing on Monday, January 18, 2021.

Dorothy was born in Council Bluffs, IA to Carl and Hansine Christensen on April 13, 1929. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1947. Over the years she held a number of jobs with Northwestern Bell, AT&T, and Tupperware but her favorite job was being mother to her two boys. She enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling and loved playing games and cards with her family.

An active member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Dorothy was also active in the Deborah Priscilla Circle at Good Shepherd, Lakeside Eastern Star, St. Louis County Historical Society, Lakeshore Home Auxiliary (Ecumen), Telephone Pioneers, and the Red Hat Society. She also volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, John James Bowe; son, Todd Christopher Bowe; parents; brother, Carl Christensen; and sister, Esther Stevens.

Dorothy is lovingly remembered by her sons, Randy (Pamela) Bowe and Douglas (Sara) Bowe; grandchildren, Jessica (Michael) Bradley and Jackson Bowe; great-granddaughter, Sofia Bradley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was a devoted wife, loving mother, caring grandmother and proud great grandmother. We will carry her beautiful memory in our hearts forever.

Due to Covid, a private family service to be held. She will be interred next to her husband at Sunrise Memorial Park Cemetery.

Recording of service may be viewed on her Tribute Wall.

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Private Service
January 22, 2021

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1325 N 45th Ave E
Duluth, MN 55804

Please note
FOR FLORISTS: Deliveries can be made to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd at 9:00 am on Friday, Jan. 22nd to ensure family receives them in time for their private service.
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