Kohle Willard Bowser: 2010

Bowser, Kohle_0001Kohle Willard Bowser, four month old son of Kevin W. Bowser and Ashley Bratten of Churubusco, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 10, 2010.  He had been found unresponsive at the family residence, and was pronounced dead on arrival at 12:43 p. m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City.

The surviving relatives in addition to his parents are his grandparents Ron and Peg Bowser of Churubusco, Mary and Troy Howard of Warsaw, and Ron (Sue Miller) Bratten of Churubusco; his great-grandparents Tom and Dianne Pappenbrock of Churubusco and Paul Howard of Warsaw; his aunts and uncles Dave Bowser of Albion, Marc Bowser of Chicago, Tasha Bratten of Churubusco, Shanelle Bratten of Warsaw, Cassie Bratten of Churubusco, Linda Howard of Warsaw, Anthony Bratten of Nappanee, and Tanner Howard of Warsaw; several great aunts and uncles including Wayne Bowser of Churubusco; and special friends Justin Tarr, Justin Claymiller, and Linda Claymiller.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. on Thursday, April  15, 2010, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Chaplain Steve Jones, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p. m., or one hour prior to the service Thursday morning.

Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco.

The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105; or Riley Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46202


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23 Responses to “Kohle Willard Bowser: 2010”

  1. Robin Brown Says:

    Ashley and Kevin,
    I can’t imagine what you’re going through. It’s got to be the toughest thing anyone can endure. Things just aren’t supposed to happen this way. I love you both with all my heart and hope you are able to find peace very soon. God holds Kohle in his arms forever more.

    Aunt Robin

  2. Jeni Rans Says:

    I am so sorry for the pain that goes with the loss of a loved one. I wish you didn’t have to know that pain. God will bless you both for the bible says that blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

    I love you guys! Jeni

  3. PatrIcia McDonald Says:

    To Ashley and Kevin im sorry about your lost Kohle was wonderful little boy and he didnt deserve his and either did you guys,i wish i could be there for you all Kohle will always be in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Right with you guys. Will never forget my little cousin. If you guys need anything at all please just give me a call. I love you all with all my heart…

  4. Nick and Jana Leitch Says:

    Kevin, Ashley, and the Bowser and Bratten Families:

    Please know that thoughts and prayers are being sent from our family to yours. Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are for your family. Our hearts break for your loss.

    Nick and Jana (Ernst) Leitch

  5. Sandy Grubbs Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. There is no greater pain than the loss of a child. God Bless you all and you family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Christina Says:

    so sorry to hear of your loss. i cant imagine what its like to loose a child.

  7. phyllis eckert Says:

    Ashley and Kevin,

    Our hearts go out to you in this time of need, may God wrap you both in his loving arms and help you through this very difficult time. You and your extended families are all in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.
    Love You Both
    The Eckerts

  8. Danielle Spieth Says:

    Ashley and Kevin, I wish there was somethingI could say to bring him back or even just ease your pain. Kohle was a beautiful baby and all those that he touched will miss him terribly. My prayers are with you, may God bring you some peace and comfort.
    Danielle Spiethp;

  9. greg wallace Says:

    Kevin and Ashley I am so sorry for your loss of Kohle. If you need anything at all let me know Robin knows how to get a hold of me.

  10. Amanda Geary-Martin Says:

    Kevin and Ashley, I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your son. God must have greater plans for him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Brian, Lori Parish and family Says:

    Kevin and Ashley,

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss of little Kohle. Please know that you are in our thoughts. Take Care and all of our love.
    Brian, Lori, Bethany, and Cody Parish

  12. A Mother & Grandmother Says:

    My heart breaks for you. May God hold you close and comfort you.

    A Mother & Grandmother

  13. Jay, Jenna & JayLynn Rosswurm Says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.

  14. Elisha Norris Says:

    Kevin, Ashley, and The Bowser and Bratten Families:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My God wrap his arms around you all and hold you close. My heart breaks for you. God bless you all.

  15. Eric and Deb Bruot (Kevin Bruots parents) Says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Caring Sympathy,
    Eric and Deb Bruot

  16. Danielle Hass Says:

    Ashley and Kevin,
    I’m very sorry to hear about Kohle, he was such a adorable little boy that deserved to experience life. He had wonderful parents that we all know loved him and will continue to love him. Thank you Ashley for letting me hold him at his first visit. I will cherish that forever. I’ll be thinking and praying for you guys along with your family.

  17. Joannie Schnellbach Says:

    To Kevin and Ashley – Then Bowser Family

    My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your entire Families. My God Bless you in your time of sorrow…My Heart hurts for your loss of your child. May God Bless you all. All My love Your Old neighbor.. Joannie Schnellbach

  18. Denise Says:

    My deepest sympathy – to lose a loved one young and suddenly surely adds to your pain. Psalms 56:8 – “Do put my tears in your skin bottle. Are they not in your book?” God is aware of the tears you are shedding.

  19. Debbie Frazier Says:

    Kevin,Ashley,Peg,Ron and Extended Family,

    My heart goes out to your family. Thank you God for placing me at Walmart at the same time that Peg and Ashley was shopping for little Kohle on Tuesday night.In some way I hope I helped you through that horrible journey. Kevin please also know that Rick, your confirmation buddy also sends his sympathy. I am sorry I could not make it tonight. Debbie Frazier

  20. Tracy McEntee Says:

    Kevin and Ashley,

    Words cannot express the sorrow of you and your families. Find comfort in the arms of each other and the love of our Saviour. You are in our prayers.

    1 Peter 5:6-7
    Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

  21. Jason and Sarah Teague Says:

    We are so sorry for what you are going thru, it is not fair to have to bury a child. Prayers for your families and you both.

    Jason & Sarah Teague

  22. Teri (TJ) Queitsch Says:

    Dear Ashley and Kevin,

    We don’t know each other. As I was driving through Churubusco, I knew there was a family in pain. My heart and prayers went out to you. Please know that my husband, Paul, and I are walking along side of you on this horrible and painful journey. Your beautiful boy, Kohle, will always be with you. We know this, because our son Walter is with us with every breath we take. Walter’s home is with the Lord, and now shares God’s embrace with your baby Kohle. When ever you’re at the Lima Rd. Wal-Mart during the night, and are burdened by grief… please, my shoulders can be a resting place. With deepest sympathy,

    Teri (cashier TJ) Queitsch
    mom of Walter Thomas Queitsch)
    9/17/1987-4/4/2008 Diabetic coma

  23. Tiffany Gordon Says:

    Kevin & Ashely, and family,

    I am so sorry about your loss. My heart goes out to you and your families. I cannot imagine what its like to have to go through what you and your family is going through. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. To those that have kids, as Uncle Dave said…. JUST HOLD THEM TIGHT, CHERISH EVERY MINUTE OF THEIR LIVES! With deepest sympathy,
    Tiffany Gordon

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