Jean Aileen Brand Bowman was the daughter of John and Aileen (Buss) Brand. She was the 2nd youngest of seven children born on December 5th, 1935 in Ashley, Indiana. Jean married Robert W. Bowman of Waterloo on August 18th, 1957, Jean and Bob celebrated 62 years of marriage, farming, and family in Waterloo. They had four children, Kevin, Kimberly, Steven, and Debra. Jean was a graduate of Manchester College. She was a dedicated teacher of home economics in Orland and Kendallville and then spent the majority of her career teaching 6th grade at Waterloo Elementary and also DeKalb Middle School where she retired in 1995 with 34 years of experience. Jean joins her daughter Kimmie, her parents, John H and Aileen (Buss) Brand, brothers: Jack Brand and Tom Brand, sisters: Marge Crill and Janet Steury. Surviving are her sister Mary Alice Dick and brother Max (Yvonne) Brand, husband Bob, son Kevin and Rachel (Voelkel) Bowman of Waterloo with grandchildren Cyrus Bowman and his fiancé, Holly Warner of Auburn, and Hayley Bowman and her fiancé Josh McCurry of Ann Arbor, son Steven Bowman of Ft. Wayne and daughter Debra and Steve Teson of O'Fallon, Missouri, along with granddaughters Sierra Teson and her fiancé Sam Beckwith, Brooke Teson and Amber Teson. Jean passed away peacefully at Kingston Memory Care in Ft. Wayne on Monday November 25, 2019. Visitation will be 2 to 5 PM, Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 South Wayne Street, Waterloo, and the Funeral will be 11 AM Monday at the funeral home with burial to follow in the Waterloo Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to A.R.C. of North Eastern Indiana/Easter Seals. To leave a condolence please visit www.fellerandclark.com.
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