of Box Elder, South Dakota, formerly of Philip, died on Saturday, June 3, 2023
Charles Richard “Chuck” Bowen was born December 23, 1947, in Philip, South Dakota, the son of Odie Dale and Juanita (Evertt) Bowen. Chuck was raised in Philip and attended Philip High School. He later worked at White Thunder Ranch in Milesville for a year than worked for Fortune’s. He later started work at Scotchman Industries in the fall of 1967. After retiring from Scotchman Industries, Chuck worked for the South Dakota Highway Department and Hart Ranch.
Chuck was united in marriage to Linda Watkins on February 7, 1973 in Kadoka, South Dakota. They just recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Chuck and Linda made their home in Philip until 2000, when they purchased land by Nemo and he and Linda built their own home. He later sold his place to be a full-time RV’er and to retire and enjoy life.
Chuck enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles and wood-working. He did a lot of small engine work for numerous people in the Philip area.
Survivors include his wife Linda; a daughter Kimberly Taylor of Woodinville, Washington; two grandchildren Chelsie Rae (LJ Kostaneski) and Zachary Joe Taylor of Rapid City; five sisters Dorothy Parkes of Arizona, Vicki White of Houston, TX, Brenda Noack of Texas, Connie Schlim of Philip, and Marla Boyd of Philip; a special cousin Ky and Barb Bowen; and special friends Hugh and JoAnn Hart, Mike and Jody Bahnmaier, Ray and Mary Lou Pierce, and Lyle and Sally Heinrich; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Bob Bowen; a sister Teresa Miller; and a special friend Donnie Schaefer.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, with Barb Bowen as officiant.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 11:00 a.m.
Rush Funeral Home
Philip, South Dakota
Bill Winegar - Lyle Heinrich
Mike Bahnmaier - Ky Bowen
Raymond Pierce - Curt Arthur - Skip Klieman