Jeff Bowers 53-year-old Edina resident who had fought a valiant 4 year battle with stage 4 cancer, became our angel on July 22, 2023. Jerry Bowers, his adored father, predeceased him.
Mom Debra Bowers; wife Kari of 21 years; kids Maddie, Tommy, and Joe; sister Tracey (Tom) Illies and kids Hayley, Ben, Alex, and Aaron; sister-in-law Beth (Todd) Hanson and kids Alex, Olivia, and Abby; and Kari’s parents Kathleen and Scott Elfstrom are still alive.
His devoted lab Reggie and numerous beloved friends and family members are also devastated. Jeff loved growing up in Southwest Minneapolis and was an avid sports player. He loved spending time with his family skiing in Vail, Colorado, and at the cabin, Cathedral of the Pines camp.
He received his diploma from Washburn High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!) where he established lasting friendships. Jeff’s friends praised his unshakeable integrity. He loved athletics and spent a lot of time coaching and helping. Children flocked to him.
For more than 30 years, he was well-known in the municipal bond sector for his integrity and work ethic. Jeff valued his family. He loved his family dearly. Jeff made the most of each sunrise in classic BOWERPOWER style. Read below all about his obituary details.
Jeff Bowers Obituary
Jeff Bowers On July 22, 2023, a 53-year-old citizen of Edina who had battled a courageous battle with stage 4 cancer for four years passed on to be with the angels. Jerry Bowers, whom he cherished like a father, passed away before him.
Whether you were working or playing, every day was a game day. He never wasted a moment while living each day as if it were his last for many years prior to diagnosis. Jeff was the master of fun, his enthusiasm infectious. He delighted in organizing outings and activities.
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He was more of a memory collector than a material one. He gave us many valuable lessons and just regretted being called to Heaven too soon. For the sake of everyone still battling cancer, he worked incredibly hard to investigate every possibility in search of solutions.
Let’s never forget Jeff’s enormous heart. His endearing, distinctive smile. His blue eyes have a soul. On Saturday, July 29, services were placed at Minneapolis’ Mount Olivet Church. Celebration of life begins at 11 a.m. after visitation at 9:30 a.m.
Feel free to wear color in remembrance of Jeff’s shining light, with bonus points for Badger red! Private interment will take place at Lakewood Cemetery; service will be broadcast at mtolivet.org/livestream. Jeff preferred that donations go to the Cathedral of the Pines Camp in Mount Olivet.
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