Melvin D. Bowker, 66, of Hampton,
died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at home.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Gibson Funeral Home, Port
Byron. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society
with a restriction for lung cancer.
Mel was born Oct. 4, 1942, in Phillipsburg, Kan., the son of Ralph and Virgie Kelly Bowker. He graduated from United Township High School in 1960. He married Marilyn “Lynn” Cathcart on May 19, 1962, in Port Byron.
Mel took an apprenticeship at the Rock Island Lines and worked as an electrician at Case-IH, East Moline, retiring in 1993. He loved to play golf and bowl. He custom-made golf clubs for family and friends in his garage.