Dale Bowman, 92, of Corning, Iowa, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021, at the Clearview Home in Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Corning, Iowa. Pastor JoAnna Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Rose Cemetery, rural Corning, Iowa, with military honors. Open Visitation will be 3:00 – 8:00 P.M., with family receiving friends 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the funeral home. “In lieu of flowers”, memorials may be directed to the family, to be determined at a later date. Memories and on-line condolences may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Dale Bryan Bowman, the son of Lonnie Bryan and Verna Ida (Pullen) Bowman, was born September 21 1928, in Nodaway, Iowa. Dale attended school south of Nodaway until the eighth grade. Dale was united in marriage to Betty Thomas on December 12, 1946, in Kansas. Four children were born to bless this union: Michael, Margie, Douglas, and Cindy. Betty passed away in 2007. Dale proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict aboard the USS Cross.
Dale first worked as a mechanic for Omar Bakery. He then worked as a mechanic for Allis-Chalmers in Corning. Dale would later open Bowman Repair at 906 Quincy Street and operate it for over 50 years. On October 25, 2012, Dale married Darlene Brownlee at the Corning First Presbyterian Church. Three step-children joined the family: Andy, Dave, and Brenda.
Dale was a member of the Adams County Saddle Club and was a part of their many community projects. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Master Mason. He played lead guitar in a band called “Jolene and the Country Boys”, and they travelled to many venues, playing their music. Dale had a love for horses and his two dogs, Suzie and Cindy. Most importantly Dale loved time spent with his grandchildren.
Left to cherish Dale’s memory is his wife, Darlene of Corning, Iowa; children: Margie (Rick) Hall, Bellevue, Nebraska; Douglas (Debbie) Bowman, Corning, Iowa; Cindy (Denny) Shives, Bondurant, Iowa; Andrew (Carol Scarberry) White, Afton, Iowa; David (Tuan Tonthat) White, San Juan, California; Brenda (Danny) Karr, Mt. Ayr, Iowa; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Walker, Oregon; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Dale in death were his parents; son, Michael Bowman as an infant; granddaughter, Shannon Michelle Hatton as an infant; step-daughter, Barbara Louise White; mother and father-in-law, Marjorie and Carl Brownlee.