Donald M. “Don” Bower, 77

Donald M. “Don” Bower, age 77 of Ainsworth, NE passed away at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth on January 9, 2019.

Don enjoyed music, motorcycles, leather and woodwork craftsmanship and “round the table” coffee conversations with friends. Don was best known for his kindness and generosity, no matter who you were. One thing for sure, Don led a complete and full life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donovan Richard Bower and Eunice (Byington) Crotty; sister, Sandy Balint Fields; and brother, Richard “Dick” Bower.

Don is survived by his sons, Donovan W. (Karma) Bower of Bellevue, NE and Evan M. (Brandi) Bower of Parker, CO; step-granddaughters, Abbygayl and Sage Meyer and Braeleigh Stroud; step-grandson, Harrison Stroud; nieces and nephews; and many loving and loyal friends.

A gathering of family and friends and time of sharing will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. In lieu of plants or flowers, all memorials for Don Bower can be made to the Sandhills Iron Horse Riders or the Ainsworth Pink Ladies Organization. To leave an online condolence, visit

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