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Myron Lee Bowland

December 4, 1923 ~ May 10, 2020 (age 96)


Myron Lee Bowland, 96, of Peru, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at Aperion Estates Assisted Living.

He was born in Miami County on December 4, 1923 to Jesse and Lelah(Ellis) Bowland.  On April 30, 1944, he married Dortha Marie (Klise) Bowland.  They were happily married for 74 years.  She was called home to be with the Lord on June 18, 2018.

Myron graduated from Clay High School in 1943.  While farming, Myron drove a school bus for several years.  After farming for many years with Dortha by his side, they decided to give up farming.  Myron worked at a Feeds Unlimited for a few months, and then the Bunker Hill Elevator until he and Dortha decided in 1969 to build a Start Grow Chicken (pullets) business.  In 1979, they built a second building - a total of 66,000 baby chicks twice a year.  They retired in 1997.

 In 1946, Myron was one of the starters of the Starlighters Dance Band, playing big band music for over 50 years.  He played saxophone, and later, drums.

He is survived by his son, Pastor Ronald Lee (Ruthie) Bowland of Peru, his daughter Patricia Ann (David) Hartley of Peru, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dortha, a brother Meredith Bowland, a niece, and two nephews.

Many thanks to everyone at Aperion Estates for the love and care given to Myron since December 1, 2018.

A private family service will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.  Burial will take place at Parklawn Cemetery in Amboy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Peru Grace Brethren Church.

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