Mildred G. Bowers, age 97, of McHenry, died Wednesday, January 7, 2009, at Hospice of Northeastern Illinois in Woodstock.
She was born December 4, 1911 in Volo to Frank and Mary Henkel. On February 13, 1932, she married Stephen Bowers.
A homemaker during her lifetime, Mildred enjoyed gardening and spending time at home. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and loved to help her neighbors.
She is survived by her son-in-law, Ron Colpaert of Spring Grove; three grandcildren, Jonathan (Laura) Colpaert of Antioch, Jacob (Veronica) Colpaert of Buffalo Grove, and Sara Colpaert of Spring Grove; three great grandchildren, Nathaniel, Alyssa, and Jacob; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stephen Bowers; her daughter, Judy Colpaert on Dec. 9, 2005; and sisters, Helen Brewer, Angeline Burris, Magdeline Deck, Kathryn McGrain, Ruth Golwitzer; and two brothers, Frank and Walter Henkel.
The visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2009, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. A funeral blessing will be at 5 p.m. Sunday. Inurnment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.
Friends may send an online condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400.