Lori J Bowers

July 26, 1954 ~ July 31, 2019 (age 65)


LORI J. BOWERS July 26, 1954 - July 31, 2019 ELKHART- Lori J. Bowers, 65, of Elkhart, passed away Wednesday July 31, 2019 at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born July 26, 1954 in Elkhart to Joseph A. & Gloria T. (Miceli) Tarnecy, Sr. On October 4, 1986 in Elkhart she married Ron W. Bowers. He survives along with her brother, Joe Tarnecy of Elkhart; 2 step sisters, Tonya (John) Harwood, Tammy (Greg) Wyland both of Elkhart and a half-brother Mike Tarnecy of Elkhart. Also surviving is her step mother, Carol Tarnecy of Elkhart; 4 nieces, and 4 nephews, and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph A. Tarnecy, Sr. and her mother, Gloria T. Nickolson. Lori graduated in 1973 from Elkhart Central High School. She was an avid Chicago Cubs baseball fan, a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, loved spending time with her family and she considered everyone at Lochmandy Motors in Goshen and Elkhart her extended family. Lori worked at Lochmandy Motors in Goshen and Elkhart for over 17 years in the office. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday August 4, 2019 at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Sunday. Additional visitation will be on Monday from 10-11 a.m. in the Vincent Hall at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. The mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Church. Fr. Matthew Coonan will preside and burial will follow at Rice Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Pet Refuge in Mishawaka or to the American Diabetes Association. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lori J Bowers please visit our Sympathy Store.


AUG 4. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home

700 E. Jackson Boulevard

Elkhart, IN, 46516

[email protected]


AUG 5. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church

1108 South Main Street

Elkhart, IN, 46516

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lori J Bowers, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Lori J Bowers
© 2020 Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home and Crematory. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy