John B. “Jack” Bowles

A memorial service was held Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg for John B. “Jack” Bowles, age 81 of Devils Lake and formerly of Milton, who passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Devils Lake Good Samaritan Center.

Posted 8/9/18

Inurnment will be at St. Clotilde Catholic Cemetery.

John B. Bowles was born March 18, 1937 in Milton the son of the late Albert and Vera (Irwin) Bowles. He graduated from High School in Milton. Following his education he served in the United States Army from 1955-1957. Following his discharge he returned home and was united in marriage to Laurel Laxdal on September 20, 1958 in Gardar. The couple lived and farmed near Milton. He later worked for Cavalier County, Close Construction and Bernie Goodman Farms. Laurel passed away on Feb. 8, 2007. He moved to the Good Samaritan Center in Devils Lake in 2016. He was a life member of the Milton American Legion Post.

Jack is survived by his children: Julie (Fred) Allen, Walhalla; Susie (Todd) Graveline, Manvel; Jan (David) Haslekaas, Milton; and Jason (Gina) Bowles, Hallock, Minn.; four grandchildren: Lauren Graveline, Jadeyn Symington, Hayes and Greta Haslekaas; his siblings: Harlan (Helen) Bowles, Milton; Helen (Bob) Torrance, Milton; and Margaret Ekdahl, Red Wing, Minn.; family friend, Lisa Buchwietz, Langdon. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and daughter, Angela Symington.

The Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg was in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at: