Donald E. Bowden

Donald Bowden age 82, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Don was born May 4, 1938 in Tekamah, Nebraska to Samuel and Maude (Golden) Bowden. Don graduated High School. Don met Sandra Hainline in 1979 at the First and Last Chance Saloon Bar in Missouri Valley, Iowa, they got married October 16, 1981. He worked at Harvestor for many years and went on to drive a truck for Beatrice Freight Line for over eighteen years retiring in 2003. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3876. He enjoyed wood working, fishing, camping with the kids, family. His family meant a lot to him.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Donna, brother Jerry Bowden, granddaughter Laurie Bolton.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years Sandra Bowden of Missouri Valley, Iowa children Michael D. Bowden of Omaha, Nebraska, Sherry Bowden of Tennessee, Donald Rodasky Jr., of Iowa, Larry Rodasky (Norma) of Dunlap, Iowa, Kathy Preston (Kyle) of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Roger Rodasky of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Linda Cooling of Sulley, Iowa, Valerie Peffer of Missouri Valley, Iowa, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

No Services at this time.

Arrangements by Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.



  • Connie Waite Posted November 6, 2020 11:02 am

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family at this difficult time. Connie Waite and family.

  • David and Sherry Jabens Posted November 6, 2020 3:39 pm

    Sandy, so sorry to hear about Don. You and your family are in our prayers.

  • Sheri Posted November 6, 2020 5:05 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to all of you!

  • Penny Gore Posted November 6, 2020 5:39 pm

    Always my dancing partner back in the day. Love you all! Hugs and prayers for you all.

  • Judy Riley Posted November 6, 2020 6:21 pm

    Our condolences to you and your family.
    Keith & Judy Riley

  • Robyn waldron Posted November 6, 2020 6:32 pm

    Sandy i am sooooo sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers to you and your family beleive me i know just what you are going through just remember all the good times and years you had together i know it seems hard to do right now but if you need someone to talk to im here for you love you girl

  • Lori Spears Posted November 6, 2020 6:53 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. Prayers to lift you up and comfort you. Lori Spears

  • Chelyse Cheek Posted November 6, 2020 9:24 pm

    Sorry for your loss!!! Hugs and love to all his family.

  • Kim Allen Posted November 7, 2020 4:44 am

    I am so saddened to hear of this. Thoughts & prayers being sent to all…

  • Connie Jones Siepker Posted November 7, 2020 5:32 am

    Sandy and family – so sorry for your loss. May God bless you during this difficult time.

  • Sharolyn Moss Posted November 8, 2020 9:49 am

    Sandy, My condolences to you & your family. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers. Sharolyn Moss

  • Daleth Bierce Greer Posted November 8, 2020 2:25 pm

    I am so sorry you lost your beloved Don. He was a wonderful man and I sure enjoyed him. Love and hugs to you.

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