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Reverend Michael Joseph Bowler

Born: Sun., Feb. 1, 1931
Died: Tue., Jun. 29, 2021

Mass of Christian Burial


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 08, 2021
Location: Pomierski Funeral Home

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Fri., Jul. 09, 2021
Location: St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church

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Reverend Michael Joseph Bowler, Chicago Archdiocesan priest for 64 years, beloved son of the late Michael and late Nora (nee Fitzgerald); loving brother of the late Reverend Thomas and late John Patrick (Mary Joan); fond uncle of John Patrick Bowler and Maureen Koenig; great uncle of many.

Fr. Bowler was ordained May 9, 1957 and served at St. Thomas Moore, Resurrection, Visitation, St. Eugene, St. Cornelius, St. Bernadine, St. Mary of Perpetual Help, St. Turibius, and retired February 1, 2001.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 3-8:00 pm at Pomierski Funeral Home,1059 W, 32nd St. and lying-in-state Friday, July 9, 2021 from 9-10:00 am followed by 10:00 am mass of Christian burial at St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church, 1039 W.32nd St. INT. All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.

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gary marfise
   Posted Tue July 06, 2021
I remember Father Bowler, he was one of the young priest assigned to St. Thomas More in the late 50's. I will pray for him.

Paul Stenson
   Posted Thu July 08, 2021
I made a donation to Legacy in honor of Reverend Michael Joseph Bowler to have trees planted in his honor.

Thank you, Paul Stenson (Prayers being said).

Mary Ann Smith
   Posted Fri July 09, 2021
Fr. Mike will be missed. Heaven has a new Angel.

   Posted Sun July 11, 2021
Beauty lies in the life that one has lived but a greater beauty is the hope we have in God’s promises. So with hearts filled with sadness may we remember Reverend Bowler as that smiling light, that glimmer of encouragement, that shining example of caring that touched the lives of so many and was much appreciated by all. He will long be remembered, not only by family and friends but also by God who extends His wonderful promises to all. John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:11, 29

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