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Terry Leon Bowers

August 14, 1945 — February 27, 2022

Terry Leon Bowers

Terry Leon Bowers, age 76, of Holbrook, Nebraska passed away on Sunday February 27, 2022, at his shop in Holbrook. He was born on August 14, 1945, to Ivan “Ike” and Maxine (Irelan) Bowers at Cambridge, Nebraska.

Terry grew up in Holbrook and attended school and graduated from Holbrook High School with the class of 1963. He married Cindy Leiding on April 20, 1968 at the First United Methodist Church in Arapahoe, Nebraska. To this union 3 boys were born: Gary, Brad, & Kelly. They made their home in Holbrook, while Terry worked for Furnas County Roads Department, Stickney’s in McCook, and then Gene Glanzer. In 1973, he started working for Holbrook Coop and continued there until retiring in 2010.

Terry was always prepared to greet people with his “joke of the day”. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and giving golf cart rides. He and Cindy enjoyed going to auctions and flea markets to sell and buy. His grandchildren loved to go to garage sales with him and spend time hunting.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, son Gary Bowers, grandparents Bill & Mamie Bowers, Oscar & Rose Irelan.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy of Holbrook, Nebraska, his sons Brad (Cathy) of Arapahoe, Nebraska & Kelly (Meggan) Torrington, Wyoming, Sister: Janet Bowers of Thornton, Colorado, Grandchildren: Katlyn, Tommy, Zane, & MelAnne, Austin, Zach, Adrienne, & Aliyah, Daniel (Whitney), Morgan, & Josie, Great-Granddaughter: Darlene, Sisters-In-Law: Toni (Brian) Kracl, Sheila Meader, Micki Thompson, Trudee Hamel, Brothers-In-Law: Kerry Thompson, Mason (Jennifer) Schroeder, other family members- Neale Schroeder, Tim (Sandy) Bice, and many nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends.

Viewing and visitation will be Friday, March 4, 2022 from 5 PM till 7 PM at Wenburg Funeral Chapel, 652 Main Street, Arapahoe, Nebraska. Funeral service will be Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 10:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church, of Arapahoe, Nebraska with Pastor Joel Rathbun. Interment will be at Holbrook Cemetery, Holbrook, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to be left in his name. Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences and personal reflections may be left at

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Past Services


Friday, March 4, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Wenburg Funeral Chapel

652 Main St, Arapahoe, NE 68922

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

First United Methodist Church of Arapahoe, Nebraska

701 5th Street, Arapahoe, NE 68922

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