BERNADINE BOWER, 86, of rural Bridgewater (Svcs. 12/12/12)


December 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

BERNADINE BOWER, 86, of rural Bridgewater, died Wed., Dec. 5th, at her daughters home.  Funeral services for BERNADINE BOWER will be held 10-a.m. Wed., Dec. 12th, at the Cumberland Community Center. Steen Funeral Home in Massena has the arrangements.

Visitation will be held from 2-until 8-p.m. Tue., Dec. 11th at the funeral home, where the family will greet friends from 6- to 8-p.m. Online condolences may be left to the family at

Memorials may be made to the Bernadine Bower memorial fund to be established by the family.

Burial is in the Massena Center Cemetery, north of Massena.

BERNADINE BOWER is survived by:

Her husband – Byron Bower.

Her children – Dwight Bower and wife Joyce of Massena; Lisa Karas and husband Galen of Fontanelle; Lynnette Hamedi and husband Reza of Auburn, Washington and Dallas Bower and wife Cheri of Sedro-Wooley, Washington.

Her sister – Mavis Klepfer of Council Bluffs.

Her brothers – Daniel Darrow and wife Nancy of Council Bluffs, and Bill Darrow and wife Nancy of Summerfield, FL.

12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.