November 1, 1941 – August 31, 2013
Thomas L. Bowden, 71, passed away August 31, 2013 at Bright Kavanagh House. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Altoona. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Private burial will be at a later date.
Tom was born in Des Moines, the son of Frank and Haroldine Pelcman. He lived most of his life in the Des Moines and Mitchellville areas. Tom worked at Iowa Methodist Medical Center for 19 years in maintenance and retired in 2004. He enjoyed fishing and his workshop in his garage.
Tom is survived by his mother, Haroldine Pelcman; his wife, Kay; his children, Tom, Kathi (Thom) Burden and Jodi Bowden-Fuentes (Florentino Fuentes); three grandsons; one granddaughter; three great grandsons; siblings, Ronald (Sandy), Ila (Pedro) Ontiveros, Marsha Cruchelow and Helen (Bill) Topp; mother-in-law, Kathryn Cooper and his beloved dogs, Patches, Lucy and Tiko. He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, infant son, Ronald and son, Erik.
Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com Memorials may be directed to his family.
Arrangements by Iles Funeral Homes-Grandview Park ChapelInformation provided by: Iles Funeral Homes Grandview Park Chapel 3211 Hubbell Avenue Des Moines, IA 50317 www.ilesfuneralhomes.com