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Evan Joseph Bowman

May 20, 2008 — March 18, 2024

Lakehills, TX

Evan Joseph Bowman, age 15, from Lakehills Texas, passed away on March 18th, 2024, at University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Atlantic, Iowa at Cass County Memorial Hospital on May 20th, 2008, to Melinda (Mindy) and David (Dave) Bowman. He was baptized at Faith Lutheran Church in Griswold, Iowa in 2008. The family moved to Divide, Colorado in 2008.  They moved to San Antonio, Texas in 2013 where he attended elementary school at Henderson Elementary. The family moved one more time to Lakehills, Texas in 2017, where he attended Hill Country Elementary. He attended Zion Lutheran Church in Helotes, Texas and was a Sophomore at Bandera High School in Bandera, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Nancy Jo Bowman, and his uncle, Paul Amos Lawson III. He is survived by his mother, Melinda (Mindy Hoffman) Bowman, father David (Dave) Bowman, sisters Layney and Sydney Bowman, brother Alec Bowman, grandfather Larry Bowman, grandfather Rex Hoffman, and Grandmother Marian Hoffman. Aunts and uncles Carl and Teresa Madison, Marty and Kristy Rieken, Jayme Lawson, Jared and Jessica Hoffman, and cousins, Tomas and Morgan Daly, Aaron and Mackenzie Glazewski, Kyler, Keaten, Kort, Kasper, and Maelie Rieken, Henry, Elliot, and Spencer Lawson, Amelia, and Luke Hoffman.

Evan enjoyed spending time with his friend’s playing basketball, soccer, and video games. He was often found at the BGC Teen Center and in the summer loved swimming at the river. On family trips to the coast, Evan was usually the first one in the ocean (especially after breaking open a rotten coconut) and the last to get out no matter how cold the water may have been.

During trips to Iowa to see family, Evan liked hanging out with his cousins, although he didn’t always enjoy helping with their sheep. He was always joking around with the younger ones, teaching them to say, “Guess what? Chicken butt!” Evan was quite an entrepreneur for his young age and had a knack for making money. He was always selling t-shirts or other items on eBay and even sold snacks and drinks at school until he almost got caught. Evan always seemed to be eating something. We always joked that we couldn’t keep enough food in the house. His absolute favorite was Chick-fil-A and any Chinese food. And he probably drank more Dr. Pepper than was good for him.

                He loved watching Supernatural, Stranger Things, Cobra Kai, Outer Banks, Disney Shows, especially Teen Beach, and The Office. We could always count on a laugh, especially when he dressed up as Dwight Schute for Halloween one year.

He had a special relationship with each of his siblings as a younger and older brother. They had their share of arguments, but you always knew how much he cared for and loved Layney, Sydney, and Alec. Evan’s goofy sense of humor is his signature trait that all his loved ones will remember and miss the most.  

                Visitation will be at 10:00 AM with funeral services following at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 29th at Western Heritage Cowboy Church in Pipe Creek, Texas with Pastor Bradley Cox officiating. Pallbearers will be Kyler, Keaten, and Kort Rieken, Josh Hartman, Trevor Tucker, Paul Leija, Jared Hoffman, and Carl Madison. Honorary Pallbearers: Kasper Rieken, Marty Rieken, Aaron Glazewski, and the Bandera Soccer and Basketball Teams

Memorials may be given to 868 Pipe Springs Drive, Lake Hills, Texas. The Bowman family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the Emergency Services of Lakehills and Pipe Creek, doctors and nurses of University Hospital, Center for Life and Donate for Life Texas, the Lake Hills, Pipe Creek, and Bandera, Texas communities, Zion Lutheran Church, and Western Heritage Cowboy Church.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Bandera Funeral Chapel.

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