USS Cabildo (LSD-16 )
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Robert "Bob" Bowman
Crewmember Association Member
USS Cabildo (LSD-16) SN 1951 -1955
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Bob Bowman at our 2014 Reunion in San Diego CA

We were saddened to learn from his wife Beverly that Bob had passed away last Sunday October 29, 2017. Bob attended ailmost every reunion since 1998 with Beverly and their guest Lois Szczepankowski His obituary follows::


Robert Glen “Bob” Bowman, 86, of Mexico, Indiana passed away October 29, 2017

He was born in Miami County on May 31, 1931 to Leroy and Marietta (Dameron) Bowman.  He married Beverly (Gerard) Bowman.  Bob served in the United States Navy and retired from Chrysler.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly.  Also, his  children: Robert D. Bowman of Tennessee; Richard D. Bowman of Texas; Tim Rader of Kentucky; Ronnie Rader of Mexico, In; Gregory Rader of Mexico, In; Theresa Dabney of Peru, In; Cynthia Steward of Missouri; Randy Miller of Peru, In; Jim Miller of Florida; Marie Push of Mexico, In; and Karen Smith of Indianapolis, In.  Also surviving are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, five sisters, four children, one grandchild, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4pm – 7pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana.  Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 10am, with Lucas Fausett officiating.  Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru, Indiana with military service provided by the Miami County Military Rites Team.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at



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