Esther Owen

A memorial service for Esther Bjerre Bowles Owen, 91, will take place March 27, 2010, in Minnesota.  Mrs. Owen died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, in Bloomington. Minnesota.
She was born March 28, 1918, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Peder and Ydun Bjerre.  She moved to Lawrence in 1980, and to Minnesota in 1998.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five siblings, two great grandchildren, and three husbands; Donald W. Bowles, Otto Simpson, and Rev. George B. Owen.    For many years she owned and operated the EBB Dance School in Burnsville, Minnesota.  She was house mother for the Delta Delta Delta sorority at Oregon State University in 1979 and Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Kansas in 1980.
Survivors include two daughters, Priscilla Muttel and husband Robert, Windsor, Colorado, and Cynthia Bowles Bjerre and husband Reid Parkinson, Minneapolis, Minnesota; two sons, Don Bowles and wife Virginia, LaPorte, Minnesota, and William Bowles and wife Jane, Pacific Grove, California; and one stepson, David Owen and wife Ellyn, Baldwin City; and 16 grandchildren, Any Muttel-Rafoul, Anthony Muttel, Michael Muttel, James Muttel, Peter Muttel, Bridget Muttel, Dominic Muttel, Ydun Koentopf Safronoff, David Koentopf, Dirk Koentopf, Shawn Bowles, Dale Bowles, Becky Kvamme, Wende Olsen, William Bowles, Ann Bahl; and two step grandchildren, Heather McGee and Jennifer Bravo; 25 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and one step great great grandchild.
The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Research Center, 640 Jackson
St., St. Paul, MN 55101   Condolences may be left at 651-642-5125.  Details about the memorial service may be obtained at the same phone number.   

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  1. T Williams on March 10, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort and hope in the Bible’s promise, “Your dead ones will live. . . . They will rise up.” –Isaiah 26:19 The Bible teaches that man was not created by God to die, but death came about as a result of sin, way back in the Garden of Eden. –Romans 5:12. So even though death has afflicted mankind down to our day, God promises to undo the effects of death and even do away with death itself. Please read this for yourself at Revelation 21:3, 4. What a wonderful hope is presented in God’s Word. . . being able to live right here on earth in paradisaic conditions with our loved ones beside us. –Psalms 37:29 It is our hope that reading these scriptures will comfort you during this time of loss.

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