In Memory of
Army Pfc.
Edmund V. Bowar
Dimock, South Dakota
Hutchinson County
September 25, 1921- September 16, 1945
Killed in action in Germany

Edmund V. Bowar

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 killed.

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.