Lyle G. Bowden

Lyle G. Bowden, 84, a longtime resident of Forest Park and Oak Park, died on April 18, 2014. Born on May 2, 1929 in Lake Park, Iowa, he was past commander of VFW Post #7181 in Forest Park and a Korean War veteran. He was an avid golfer and bowler, a big fan of the Chicago White Sox, and “inexplicably” of the Green Bay Packers. 

Lyle Bowden is survived by his children, Thomas (Peg), Roy, and Robert (Mary); his grandchildren, Steven, Karly, Melanie, Melissa, Michael, Erin, Teresa and Kasey; his three great-grandchildren; his sisters, Beryl (the late Lyle) Johnson, Joan (the late Bill) Anderson, Sonja (Richard) Bruns, Mabel (the late Bob) Rush and Mary (Robert) Miller; eleven nieces and seven nephews. 

To honor Lyle and follow his wishes (which were no wake or services), a Celebration of Life will be held at Molly Malone’s, 7652 W. Madison St. in Forest Park from 5 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 1. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, local chapters or www.vfw.org, are appreciated.

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