Claude S. Bower
April 29, 1940 - December 2, 2020
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Visitation
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Tuesday 12/8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Service
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Tuesday 12/8, 12:00 pm
Cemetery
Wyandotte Cemetery
4748 Dayton Rd
Dayton, IN 47941
Tuesday 12/8

Claude S. Bower, 80, of Lafayette, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at IU Health Arnett Hospital. He was born April 29, 1940, in Frankfort, to the late Phillip and Nora Mantooth Bower His marriage was to Diane S. Benge Bower and they later divorced. Claude first worked for Frazier Dairy 6 years, Fairfield…

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Dana Reynolds left a message on December 9, 2020:
Gary- thinking of you and your family during this time. Driving down the road home now will be sadder without that friendly wave from your dad. Nona and I both enjoyed that. Take care!
George Newell left a message on December 8, 2020:
When I met Claude for the first time, it did not take long before our conversations turned to sports--more specifically, IU basketball and even our own high school playing days. Claude was such an engaging, fun-loving person who could enthrall you with his stories. His easy-going, unassuming personality strengthened our friendship over the years, and I'm grateful to have been one of his may friends. Condolences to Patty and Claude's family.
Dennis buuck left a message on December 8, 2020:
Claude was a great friend and special to be around. I will miss him dearly. Could not attend services because of the virus. He called me on Monday last week to good bye. Very sad.
Ronnette Peden left a message on December 8, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories working with Claude at Fairfield. Playing euchre at lunch was the best and that laugh! RIP
Bill Collins left a message on December 8, 2020:
Taz was one of a kind.. never a dull moment on that awful 3 to 11 shift in the Grinders because of him... Many great fishing trips to Canada... Lots of reminiscing at Sheli's over breakfast after we retired... Never turned me down if I need anything. Could never understand why he was an avid IU fan... GO BIG RED
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
tom hale left a message on December 7, 2020:
rip taz will miss all of our calls
Richard and Grayce Moore left a message on December 7, 2020:
Our condolences and prayers to Patty, friends, and family. He was my classmate and our friend for many years.
Randy Young left a message on December 7, 2020:
Claude always treated me and my FMC co-workers fairly and made the drudgery of working nights in a factory fun. One of my fondest memories of Claude was the night I had my wisdom teeth removed earlier in the day. I was working on the wash tank because the plant was low on work, and I decided I could go to work with the help of the painkillers the dentist prescribed. He must have checked on me 20 times that night, making sure I was okay. He always looked out for his guys/gals. It was an honor to have known him!
Rex Young left a message on December 6, 2020:
Claude will be missed by many, many friends. Including me. RIP CLAUDE !
Rodney Bracken left a message on December 6, 2020:
I will always remember going to the IU vs Kentucky games with Claude and other Fairfield guys. Claude was one of a kind. RIP buddy!
Tim McCormick left a message on December 6, 2020:
Claude, Always a smile and a very hard worker. Your sense of humor and hard work ethic inspired me to be like you, Prayers for the Family. Until we meet again
Donald Slagle left a message on December 5, 2020:
I have never known anyone like Claude. So glad to have worked with him at Fairfield. He made that place fun. Except for the time he passed me going home while I was stopped a sheriff for speeding. He had everybody calling me Blue Light the next day. So sorry for the family's loss. Jerry the it won't be the same without him. Was at Rural King today and had to stop for a minute. I don't know how, but he was always there. He parked with a inch of my truck one time and started cussing about the sob that parked so close to him.. What a nut. Don Slagle
Dan and Becky Loudenback left a message on December 5, 2020:
You are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed.
Gatlin Darling left a message on December 5, 2020:
You knew no stranger and you will be missed. I enjoyed seeing you sit on your swing the entire week Greg and I built their deck.
Bob and Shirley Bowman left a message on December 4, 2020:
We were so sorry (and shocked) to learn of Claude's passing. He was what we considered a permanent fixture in the Dayton area, and we just thought he would always be here (for us and so many). Friendly and hard working; but I think one of his greatest accomplishments was his wonderful family that he and Diane raised; not a ne'er do well in the bunch. Claude will be deeply missed.
Steve Jackson left a message on December 4, 2020:
My deepest condolences to the Bower family. I had the pleasure and honor of knowing Claude through his children and always enjoyed seeing and talking to him.He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
Richard I Hostetler left a message on December 4, 2020:
Claude was a good friend, had lots of fun with him at Fairfield
Michelle and Frank Spear left a message on December 4, 2020:
We are deeply saddened at Claude’s passing. We both met him at Fairfield and he gave us our cat that we named Claudia in his honor. Such a funny person and we will miss him. Prayers to the family.
Michelle and Frank Spear left a message on December 4, 2020:
We are deeply saddened at Claude’s passing. We both met him at Fairfield and he gave us our cat that we named Claudia in his honor. Such a funny person and we will miss him. Prayers to the family.
Callie and David Wormsley left a message on December 4, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. Love Callie and David
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Doane Lucio left a message on December 4, 2020:
Carol and I send our heart felt condolences and our prayers to the Bower family and friends on the loss of Claude. He will be missed greatly by all who had the privilege of knowing him. R.I.P. Claude.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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