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Hal Edward Bowstring
April 28, 1958 ~ December 12, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Hal Edward Bowstring, Ozhaawashkozi-bineshinh, which means Blue Thunderbird, at the age of 65 passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 at St Mary's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota. Hal was born in Cass Lake, Minnesota on April 28th, 1958 to Evelyn Howard.
Hal was raised in Inger, Minnesota and attended Deer River High School. Hal enlisted in the United States Army; after his service, he completed Leech Lake vocational training and obtained his boiler operator license. Hal then relocated to the St Paul area and started working at Shriners Children's Hospital. After 2 years he then began his long employment of 30+ years at 3M in St Paul, where he retired as an engineer in the fall of 2023. Hal then came back home to enjoy his retirement with his family. Throughout his life Hal always enjoyed seasonal practices of harvesting wild rice and picking boughs. Hal enjoyed traveling to watch his children and grandchildren play at sporting events and offering his fatherly advice. You could often find him watching most any sports on TV but his favorite was cheering on his hometown teams the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. Hal loved listening to powwow music and making crazy Tik toks with his girls. He was always there to help a friend in need and welcomed a good visiting session.
Hal is survived by his wife of 42 years Elizabeth "Betty" Schwochert; step-daughter, Betty Jane Schaaf; step-son, Barry Schwochert; son, Devin Bowstring; daughters, Alyssa Pedersen, Mariana Bowstring, Antavia Bowstring and Constance Bowstring; Grandchildren, Ericka Schaaf, Taja Miller, Barry Schwochert Jr, Brady Schwochert, Aiden Bowstring, Evelyn Bowstring, Aurora Bowstring, Ava Tibbets, Kinsley Tibbetts, Mason Erickson, Galaxy Powell, Chaska Pedersen, Journey Pederson, Shai Pedersen. Brothers Marvin, Ben, William and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Hal is proceeded in death by his mother Evelyn Howard; brother, Elmer Bowstring; brother, Frank Bowstring; daughter, Justine Bowstring.
Hals care has been entrusted to Carroll Funeral Home of Deer River, Minnesota. A memorial service will begin with a wake starting at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16th, 2023 and funeral service at 10:00 a.m. December 17th, 2023 with all services to be held at the Inger Community Center in Inger, Minnesota.
Spiritual advisor will be Allen Hardy.
Those helping to lay Hal to rest will be Frank Bowstring, Brad Bowstring, Bobby Lynaugh, Matt Bowstring, Jimbo Howard, and Bert Algers
Honorary pallbearers Francis Garbow, Tony Goodwill, Tombug Howard, Jerry Naislen & Marlen and his many other buddies.