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Christine K. Bowers
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  • Cancer Association of Auglaize County
    120 S. Front St.
    St. Marys, OH 45885
  • New Bremen Schools
    901 E. Monroe St.
    New Bremen, OH 45869

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“I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: CW

“I am so very sorry for your great loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. A friend of her sister. Emmy Bensman ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Emmy Bensman - OH

“Tim and family, So sorry for your loss. You will all be in our thought and prayers.Bill and Connie ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Bill & Connie Kirwen - Gibsonburg, OH

“Dear Joan and Family, Our hearts are saddened by this news. Chris' life was cut way to short, and we know you are all going to miss her greatly....Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Mark & Terri Doenges - Wapakoneta, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this verydifficult time. Chris is at peace now and with our Lord Jesus Christ. We pray that you...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Jan and David Rickard - OH

“Prayers and comfort to you all, Chris was a great lady and will be sadly missed. Always enjoyed when we got to go out together. Will never forget...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Conkle - Huntsville, OH

“Her pain and suffering is gone. She will now be your guarding angel!Hugs and Prayers ! ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Rob and Dawn Kovacik

“Tim, Allison, Eric, Ashley, Andrew: We are so sorry to hear of Chris's passing. Our prayers have been with you and will continue. You have our...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Gary and Kim Cooper - IN - Family

“My condolences go out to Mrs. Joan Ahlers,to Mark and Melissa,to Chris' husband Tim and her children.Your mom was a very dear friend to me in school...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Schroer White - Thomasville, NC

“I know how hard it is to lose someone so special! She will be so missed! ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Marker - New Bremen, OH

“Tim, Allison, Eric, Ashley, Andrew My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. Hold on to the memories as it will...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Cindy Manbeck - New Bremen, OH

“So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Tina Klingler-Frayer - Fort Wayne, IN

Of New Bremen, OH, died on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 6:10 A.M. at the Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, OH. She was born on September 5, 1967 in St. Marys, OH. She was the daughter of the late William Ahlers and Joan (Denney) Ahlers, who survives in New Bremen. On May 24, 1997, she married Tim Bowers who survives near New Bremen. Also surviving are her children; Allison Bowers of Minster, Eric Bowers, Ashley Bowers and Andrew Bowers, all at home, her brother Mark (Lisa) Ahlers of McCartyville and Melissa (Michael) Schott of New Bremen and several nieces and nephews.

Chris was a member of the Grace Methodist Church in St. Marys and had attended the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. She served as a Cub Scout Den Mother and Pack Leader for five years and was a Girl Scout Leader for seventeen years. She volunteered as the concession stand operator for the summer sports programs at the Bremenfest Park in New Bremen and for the New Bremen High School's sporting events. Chris was a 1985 graduate of New Bremen High School and was a 1988 graduate of the Wright State University Lake Campus. She was employed at Crown Equipment Corp. in New Bremen for 10 years and was a stay at home mom, raising her children and babysitting for other children for over fifteen years. Chris was always a quiet, private person but enjoyed being active with her kids and the community. Her greatest joy was caring for her children and family.

Funeral Services will be on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang and Rev. Bev Hurlburt officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen. The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and on Friday one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Cancer Association of Auglaize County or the New Bremen Schools Music or Athletic Boosters. Condolences to the Bowers family may be left online at