Francis L. Bower

March 30, 2015

Francis L. Bower, 70, of Frankfort passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 in St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette.  He was born on May 14, 1944 in Lafayette to Floyd Francis and Laura Belle (Thomas) Bower.  He married Bonnie Lester on April 7, 1977 and they later divorced.  He then married Karen Wilson on March 14, 2003 and she preceded him in death on July 22, 2008.  He was then reunited with Bonnie Bower in June of 2014 and she survives.
Francis was employed for 17 years at the Lafayette Street Department then worked until his retirement in 1994 for the Indiana State Highway Department.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Florida and the Frankfort Eagles Lodge.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held at Noon on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at

Survived by:

His Companion: Bonnie Bower; Sons: Francis Leon (Amanda) Bower, Jr. of Brookston, Christopher William Bower of Lafayette and Ernest C. “Tony” (Tammy) Brown of Virginia; Sister: Carol Luntz (Larry) Ximinez of Lafayette; Brother: Ernest (Pam) Hamilton of Lafayette; 10 Grandchildren; 7 Great-Grandchildren; and a Special Niece: Cindy Crandall.

Preceded by:

His parents, wife, brother: Donald Bower, and sister: Donna Hankins.


Leave your Condolences

5 Condolences for “Francis L. Bower”

  1. Melissa White March 31, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    R.I.H Pops……luv Melissa an kids

  2. kyleigh fidler March 31, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Rest in peace papaw I love and miss u bunches

  3. Becky Pierce Mikels April 1, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of Francis passing away he will truly be missed .great muscian my son Johnny and Pat hedge,will miss him Francis thinking of you Bonnie.

  4. John Bower St. April 1, 2015 at 11:31 am

    So sorry to hear of Francis’s passing. We played a lot of music over the years. He will be truely missed.

  5. Jessica Snodgrass April 1, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Just wanted to say that I will never forget you Grandpa Francis Bower…. i love you and always will. You are such a great person and a very loving person my Grandma loved you dearly and always will. Grandpa i will NEVER FORGET YOU GRANDPA…. REST EASY AND ENJOY SPENDING TIME WITH THE WOMAN YOU LOVE THE MOST. Grandpa we will never forget you……… rest easy love you .. love your grand daughter Jessica , LaMya , Adam Snodgrass…….

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