DALE F. BOWLIN
September 6, 1924 ~ November 13, 2016
Dale F. Bowlin passed away in Vancouver, WA on Nov. 13, 2016. He was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Lebo, KS, to Frank and Mabel (Watkinson) Bowlin. He was educated at Lebo High School, Emporia State Teachers' College, BYU and Kansas State. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
Dale served in the US Army prior to marrying his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Perry, in Nov. 1945.
He was employed by FMC for most of his career.
Dale was active in his church, Rotary, Am. Ex-POWs, and the Amputee Support Group. He especially enjoyed his involvement with the 70th Infantry Division Assn.
Dale enjoyed speaking with students about his wartime experiences, emphasizing the compassion of the soldiers, medical personnel and townsfolk he encountered. He wanted children to know the importance of forgiveness - even in war.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
Dale is survived by his children, Sherida, Robert and Janet; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Heidi Freeman and Helen Shinn.
Services will be held at 3:00, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at 1st United Methodist in Vancouver, and in Lebo, KS in June 2017.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friends of the Carpenter, the Salvation Army or the charity of the donor's choice
Please sign Dale's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits