In Memory of
Edmund V. Bowar
Dimock, South Dakota
September 25, 1921- September 16, 1945
Killed in action in Germany
Edmund V. Bowar was born September 25, 1921, in Dimock, South Dakota, to Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Bowar. He attended the S.S. Peter and Paul parochial grade school
and for two years he attended Ethan High School. He was employed in the Statz
Drug Store prior to induction into the army.
He was inducted into the service on September 19, 1942. He went to Fort
Leavenworth, Kansas. He left the U.S. in May and landed in England and was sent
to France and Belgium, and from there he was sent to Germany where he was
Memorial services for Pfc. Edmund V. Bowar, killed in action in the German
war theatre on September 16, 1945, were held at Dimock Wednesday morning,
October 11, 1945, in the S.S. Peter and Paul Church. The Rev. Father Schmitt
sang the requiem high mass, and the Hutchinson County Post No. 3298 Veterans of
Foreign Wars of Parkston was in charge of the military services. A flag issued
by the government was presented to Mrs. Ray Bowar, mother of Edmund, by district
Chaplain Emil E. Meisenholder at the conclusion of the services.
Edmund was survived by his parents, brothers, Pvt. Vincent L. Bowar with the
armed forces, and Donald; four sisters Lorraine, Ruth Ann, Kathleen, and Alvina.
Edmund V. Bowar was a great soldier who will always be remembered. He fought
for our lives and for our freedom.
This entry was respectfully
submitted by Lindsey Holmquest, Samantha Droppers, and Mary Deglman, seventh
grade, Tripp-Delmont School, Tripp, South Dakota, March 27, 2002. Ruth Sudbeck,
P.O. Box 826, Parkston, South Dakota 57366-0826 respectfully sent us the
information used in this profile.