Anthony Bower, 63, of Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 24, 2007

Anthony &8220;Tony&8221; John Bower, 63, died on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007 at his home in Albert Lea.

A memorial gathering for Tony Bower will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. today at 301 Lee Circle, Albert Lea.

Tony was born Oct. 11, 1944 in Sunderland, England, the son of Douglas and Nance (Dickson) Bower.

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He graduated from Durham Public School in Durham, England. He lived in New Castle Upon Tyne, England until moving to the United States. He was married to Carole Caliguri on July 27, 1968 in Detroit, Mich. Together they moved to Albert Lea, in 1975.

Tony enjoyed golfing, hunting and was an avid biker, having ridden in RAGBRAI this past summer. He also was a pilot and enjoyed flying.

Tony is survived by his wife, Carole Bower of Albert Lea; mother Nance Bower of England; children: Paul (Jessie Saul) Bower of Faribault, John (Mollie Schumann) Bower of Lakeville; grandchildren: Karlie, Brady and Elizabeth Ellen; sister Jill (Pete) Armitage of Bishop Stortford, England.

Tony was preceded in death by his father, Douglas John Bower.

Bonnerup Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.