Rose Anne (Grossman) Bowe

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Rose Anne (Grossman) Bowe

Rose Anne (Grossman) Bowe
June 5, 1945 – January 12, 2018

Rose Anne (Grossman) Bowe, 72, of Benson, Minnesota died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at the Swift County Benson Hospital.  Visitation was from 4-7 p.m., with a parish prayer service at 6 p.m., Tuesday, January 16, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation continued from 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, January 17, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at the church.  Interment was in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, Kentucky.  In lieu of flowers, memorials or donations may be made to: St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson or to St. Mary Catholic Church in Chokio.  

Rose Anne Grossman Bowe was born June 5, 1945 in Graceville, Minnesota to Michael Joseph and Agnes Elizabeth (Leuthard) Grossman.  Rose Anne was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chokio.  After graduating from Chokio High School in 1963, she joined the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls.  As a Franciscan, she worked in Sauk Centre and Breckenridge, Minnesota.  She attended Wahpeton State School of Science for one year.

June 23, 1969, Rose Anne moved to Washington, D.C. and worked for the Veterans Administration.  Rose Anne married William “Bill” Douglas Bowe in Arlington, Virginia,  November 26, 1971.  Rose Anne and Bill were blessed with 39 years of marriage.  Both of them worked and lived in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area for 10 years.  In 1979, they moved to Augsburg, Germany, where Bill worked for four years.  They moved to Vernon Hills, Illinois in 1983 and worked at Fort Sheridan.  Rose Anne did secretarial work during their years in Illinois.  In 1992, they moved to Doe Valley in Brandenburg, Kentucky.  Bill worked at Fort Knox until his retirement in 1999.  Rose Anne worked for Dr. Hans Cesarz at Brandenburg Chiropractic.  During Bill’s illness from 2006 until his death, Rose Anne was his caregiver.  After Bill’s death, she worked at the Doe Valley Golf Club part-time.

Rose Anne moved to Benson in 2013 to be closer to her siblings and other family members.  She enjoyed her life in Benson where she made new friends through church, golf, exercise classes and other groups.  She also worked part-time at the Benson Golf Club for several years.

Rose Anne passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at Swift County Benson Health Services.  She attained the age of 72 years, seven months and seven days of age.

Rose Anne is survived by her siblings: Sister Charlene Grossman, O.S.F., Clete Grossman, and Kate (Jay) Powell; sisters-in-law: Barb Grossman, Margaret Grossman, and Mary Ellen Grossman; godmother, Sister Agatha Grossman, C.S.J.; 25 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Bowe, April 4, 2011; her parents, Mike and Agnes Grossman; brothers: Gordon, Raymond, Jim, Oliver “Ollie”, and Leo Grossman; and sisters-in-law, Judy Grossman and Lee C. Barr.

Arrangements were with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

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