Rick Bowron, K/75 Ranger, passed away Aug 15, 2009

Rick S. Bowron

Saturday, August 15, 2009

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The Patriot Guard has been invited by the family to stand and honor Rick S. Bowron Saturday August 15, 2009. Mr. Bowron (Rick) completed two tours of duty in the US Army as an Airborne Ranger Team leader who earned the Combat Infantryman Badge, a Bronze Star for Valor, an Air Medal and a Vietnam Service Medal. He is a true American Hero and will be missed by many but never forgotten.

Rick is a longtime Rochester resident, was born on March 18, 1947. He died Saturday, August 8th at age 62 of natural causes. Born and raised in Rochester, MN, A recent highlight was a relief trip he took to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

The Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday August 15, at St. Francis Catholic Church, with Father Charlie Collins officiating. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 14, at Macken Funeral Home, with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a visitation one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Visitation Saturday 18,2009
10:00am to 11:00am
St. Francis Catholic Church
1114 3rd Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Funeral Service
Saturday August 15,2009

Staging will be in the paved parking/ playground area on the NW side of the Church.
Staging opens at 9:15 am
Pre ride meeting 9:30 am
Set Flag line 9:45am

There will be a short break during the service.
Reset Flag line To be determined

Short Escort to Calgary Cemetery
We will be traveling at very low speeds you may fly your flag. All mounts will be inspected for safety by RCIC.
Dismissed after family departs approximately 12:30

Please remember your 3′ 5″ flag.
It will be in the mid 80’s and partly cloudy please dress accordingly, bring water and stay hydrated. Plan to be self-sufficient.

RCIC Scott Smith
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Documentation provided by Steve Lockard.