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Timothy Bret Bowman

July 6, 1958 — March 26, 2023

New Richmond

Timothy B. Bowman, 64, of New Richmond, IN formally of Lafayette, IN, passed away at his home on Sunday March 26, 2023, after a short battle with cancer. Tim was born in Lafayette, IN to the late Harry & Sara "Sally" Bowman. He graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School in 1977.

Tim married the love of his life, Anissa, at Turkey Run State Park in 1994 and she survives. Tim's pride and joy were his 6 children: Deke of Philadelphia, PA, Tucker of Darlington, IN, Sadie (Bret) Corwin of Waynetown, IN, Gretchen of New Richmond, IN, Cooper of Crawfordsville, IN, and Kyle of New Richmond, IN. Tim was looking forward to being a first time Grandpa in April 2023.

Tim served the Lafayette community for many years while working at Beeson's Appliance store and Lehnen's furniture. He spent the last 15 years working at Abilities Services, Inc.

He enjoyed doing projects with his children, working outdoors, and loved cooking on the grill.
One of the summer activities that brought Tim great joy was mowing lawns. In his down time, he enjoyed watching old westerns.

His work in IT at ASI was rooted in a life of technical curiosity and as a hobbyist. Deke remembers when his dad had schematics and electronics tools on a drafting table assembling a project for a startup. Some of our fondest memories was when Deke was younger, Tim developed a school bus monitoring system.

Tucker remembers helping his dad and brother working on an old Triumph roadster, he oversaw the gas pedal as they were adjusting under the hood. Tim took the opportunity to relive his youth by pushing the limits of Tucker's muscle car.

Sadie remembers her dad playing music on his computer while she danced with her barbie as a child, this image came full circle as they shared a father daughter dance at Sadie's wedding in 2021.

Tim and Gretchen worked together last year to build a flower bed in the back yard for Anissa. This was the first time Gretchen was allowed to touch his beloved power tools.

While not an avid sports fan in general he grew a deep love for soccer sparked by his son Cooper who played soccer from the age 4 through high school. Later, he enjoyed watching professional soccer every Sunday on TV.

One of Kyle's favorite memories was when Tim helped fulfill a dream of his to visit the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge.

He is also survived by 2 brothers: Michael (Debbie) of Alexandria, VA and Andy (Patty) of Indianapolis, IN. He was preceded in death by both parents: Harry and Sally Bowman.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday May 5, 2023 from 5-8pm at Gravelly Run Church in Smartsburg. Cremation was chosen with Sanders Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences at

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