Robert Bower


Robert Swede Bower

Robert H. “Swede” Bower, age 83, of Scio, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Harrison County Home, Cadiz.

Born July 27, 1930 in Scio he was a son of the late Clyde W Bower and Mabelle Bosart Bower. He attended Culver Military Academy and was a 1948 graduate of Scio High School where he excelled in sports, especially football and basketball. He was a third generation owner and operator of Bower Merchandise Mart in Scio, which later became Bower Gun Mart.

Services will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Dixie Hendricks officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

A full obituary will be published in an upcoming edition of the News-Herald.


  1. Our deepest sympathies go out to you all at this time. Had a lot of fond memories growing up around Robert and all of his family. Robert was larger than life it’s self. He always made you feel welcome and made you laugh with all his stories he would tell. Loved when he would come out and sight his guns in at our home so we could go out and shoot ground hogs. He was a straight shooter just like his shots!!!! HAWK EYE!!!! Iam so gratful to have grown up around him and all of you. The memories that he left behind will always be deep in my heart. Joe & Nancy McGinnis

  2. I was saddened to hear of your dad and grandfather’s passing. I have not seen him for many years, but I have such fond memories of him when I lived in Scio. He too, also made me laugh with his stories, ( and he had a lot of them!) and he always had a smile to give. I am glad to say that I knew him and I am sure he will be missed.


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