Randy Joe Bowers, 68, Roscommon, died unexpectedly Sept. 10, 2020, in West Branch.

Military honors and a funeral service were held Sept. 14 at Buresh Funeral Home, Hale, with Pastor Justin Pomije officiating. Mr. Bowers was cremated following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Louise Bowers (in care of Buresh Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Hale, MI 48739) to be applied toward the Randy Bowers Memorial Reef Fund.

He was born Aug. 26, 1952, in Gladwin, to the late Max Laverne and Mary LuRene (Hollenbaugh) Bowers.

He served his country in Vietnam with the United States Navy and earned his associate degree in graphic arts from Kirtland Community College. He had a passion for music and played the drums for the praise band at church, as well as with several country bands from across the country.

He retired from UAW Local 1819 and enjoyed snorkeling, scuba diving, traveling and wintering in Florida.

Mr. Bowers was preceded in death by his parents, Max L. and Mary L. (Hollenbaugh) Bowers; father-in-law, Joseph Ramsey Sr.; mother-in-law, Peggy Preglisco; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Ramsey Jr. and James Frank Ramsey.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Louise “Weezie;” children, Cameron (Amy) Chisholm of St. Helen, Yvonne (Tom) Sutton of Gaylord, Craig Chisholm of Spring Hill, TN, and Michelle (John) Zupko of Roscommon; grandchildren, Tony, Elsye (Doug), Chantel, Liz (Aaron), Justin (Courtney), Cameron, John D., Zach, Austin and Logan (Skye); great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Aubrianna, Aiden, Isaac, Cooper, Kaylee, Maddie, Peyton, Easton, Emmet, Lydia and Landon; brother, Michael A. Bowers of Westland; sisters-in-law, Rose Ramsey of St. Johns, FL, and Annette (David) Daggett of Westchester, VA; niece, Gloria Lynn (Branden) Bell of Romulus; nephew, Michael A. Bowers II of Westland; and grandnieces and nephews, Mikel, Kallyanna, Athena, Max, Annabella and Aubrey Lynn.

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