Keith Bowser 1933-2021

Keith Bowser 1933-2021

Keith Bowser, 87, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at the Mission Village Nursing Facility in Horton.

He was born Oct. 7, 1933, on a farm west of Mayetta, the son of Roy and Ina Bostwick Bowser. He graduated from Whiting High School in 1951.

Keith was a farmer and a stockman in the Whiting area and had operated a dairy for 32 years. He also was a substitute mail carrier and had worked at Goodyear in Topeka for 10 years.

He was a member of Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton and a former member of the Whiting United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Jackson County Farm Bureau Association.

Keith married Mildred L. Wenger on June 28, 1952, in the home of Mildred’s parents at Whiting. She preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 2020.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Linda Borders; and a brother, Roy Eugene Bowser.

Survivors include two sons, Rusty Bowser (Judy), Otis, Ore., and Jerry Bowser (Mary), Netawaka; one daughter, Bonnie Hochstetler (Steven), Horton; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for both Keith and Mildred will be announced at a later date. Inurnment will be held in the Spring Hill Cemetery at Whiting.

Memorials are suggested to St. Croix Hospice or Gideons International, and may be sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be made at


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109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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