Joan Marie Bower

Nov. 12, 1954-Sept. 17, 2021,  Inver Grove Heights, MN

Joan Bower, 66, formerly of Fargo, died on September 17 at her home.

She was born on November 12, 1954 to Gerald and Doris Bower in Fargo. She was  raised on the family farm, later graduating from Shanley High School, May, 1972.

Joan graduated from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, in 1975, with a  degree in Health Information Administration, later obtaining a Master’s Degree in  Health Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. 

She was in active  military service as a commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service, receiving an honorable discharge in 1978. She held numerous positions in health administration. Later, she was a managing partner at Red River Coffee Company. Prior to her  retirement in 2018, she was employed by the VA Regional Office in St. Paul, MN, as a Veteran’s Service Representative.

Joan is survived by her siblings: Dennis Bower, John Bower, Mary Ellen Bower, Eileen Hauff (David), all Fargo; Patricia Bower-Jernigan (Roy), Eagan, MN, and seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A private family funeral is scheduled. Her internment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

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