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Dr. John H. Bowler

Posted October 09, 2013 in Obituaries, West Des Moines

March 17, 1937 – October 6, 2013

John Bowler

John Bowler

Dr. John H. Bowler, 76, passed away peacefully October 6, 2013 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Private services will be held at a later date.

John was born in Washington, DC, the son of Charles and Nellie Bowler. He graduated from McGill University, where he played football and earned his doctorate degree in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. John served faithfully in the US Navy as a Lieutenant during Vietnam. Following the service, he began his dental practice in California, where he continued to practice for 30 years before retirement. In 2006, John retired to Iowa. He loved his race horses, the Washington Redskins and the opera.

John is survived by his daughter, Ashley Bowler and her fiancé Joe Cristalli of Rocky Hill, CT; brother, Thomas (Rosie) Bowler of Washington, IA; nephews, Tom (Mary Lynn) Bowler of Brighton, IA, John (Janeane) Bowler of Ottumwa, IA, Glen (Siobhan) Bowler of Virginia; niece, Lynn Bowler of Virginia and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Charles and a nephew, Alan.

Memorials may be directed to a Veterans group of donor’s choice.


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Dunn’s Chapel
2121 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312

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