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Trudi E. Bowen

Trudi “Lizzy” E. Bowen, 52, of Polo, died suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 at her home.

Trudi was born on Sept. 5, 1966 in Freeport, the daughter of Larry and Connie (Messer) Bowen.  

She was employed at Kable News in Mt. Morris for 20 years and was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Polo. 

Trudi adored her son, grandchildren, nephews, and niece and loved spending time with them.  

She was an avid Chicago Cubs, Blackhawks, and Bears fan.  

She will be missed by her dog, Alli.

Survivors include her son, Dylan (Suzanna Farny) Bowen, of Sterling; her siblings, Dustin (Gwenn) Bowen, of Chicago, Jaime (Chris Thompson) Bowen, of Dixon, Georgi Scharenberg, of Polo, Gina Greene, of Chipley, Florida, Gigi Alter, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Yancy (Sheila) Webster, of Polo, and Doug (Tina) Dobbs, of South Beloit; two grandchildren, Marlee Bowen and Cooper Bowen; three nephews, Jonathan, Jonah and Jakob; one niece, Madelyn; her step-mother, Karen Bowen, of Polo; her step-grandmother, Irene Peterson, of Polo; and many other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her paternal grandparents.

A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Polo with Reverend Terrie Wilder officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

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