Matthew Bower

Obituary of Matthew James Bower

Matthew James "Jim" Bower, age 74, of Hudson, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021, at his home. He was born on August 11, 1946, in Canton, OH.  At the age of 12, he was adopted and became the son of Ernest and Leola (Erchlacher) Bower. He was a graduate of Addison High School and then went on to study at Jackson Business University, Jackson College, and online Bible courses. On November 25, 1967 at Manitou Beach Bible Church, Jim was married to Susan Merillat by Pastor Jack Nickelson. Jim had been employed with Jackson Die Cast, then owned and operated Baron Insurance in Toledo, OH for over 20 years, retiring in 1999.  He attended Medina Federated Church and loved squaredancing with the Onsted Turnabouts. He enjoyed quilting, fishing, gardening, travelling, and collecting priceless treasures, especially teddy bears. Jim's greatest blessings were his three girls and fur babies.

In addition to his wife Susan, Jim is survived by his daughter, Abbie (Ron Lundin) Bower and granddaughter, Angel Bower. He was preceded in death by his parents and his father and mother-in-law, Dale and Dorothy Merillat.

Memorial services for Jim will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2021, beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Medina Federated Church with Pastor Darren Lemmon and Pastor Dan Stokes officiating. Inurnment will be held in Lime Creek Cemetery at a later date.

You may send condolences to the family at www.eaglemarryfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be given to Medina Federated Church or the family via the CrowdFunding link. Arrangements are under the direction of Eagle-Marry Funeral Home - Hudson Chapel.

Sunday
24
January

Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Medina Federated Church
12650 Medina Rd
Hudson, Michigan, United States
Sunday
24
January

Memorial Service

3:00 pm
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Medina Federated Church
12650 Medina Rd
Hudson, Michigan, United States