Edwin Lee Sowers, 85 of Atchison, KS passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Medicalodge of Atchison.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Edwin was born August 16, 1932 in Atchison, KS, the son of William and Frieda (Kley) Sowers.
He graduated from Trinity Lutheran School grade school and graduated from Atchison High School in 1950. Edwin served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Standard Service Station for ten years with his brother Charlie. Then he worked for General Motors before retiring with 30 years of service. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Atchison, KS where he served on the property committee.
He was married to Betty Kirshbaum on April 8, 1962 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Atchison, KS; she preceded him in death on July 26, 2015. Survivors include one son; Ron (Penny) Sowers, Effingham, KS, two brothers; Tom (Betty) Sowers, Atchison, KS, and Bob (Mary) Sowers, St. Joseph, MO.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Gerald and Charlie Sowers and their sister, Mildred Hamersky.