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Diana L. Bowden, 75, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 10 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Burial followed at North Shore Memory Gardens. Memorials in Diane’s honor may be made to the American Kidney Foundation. Those wishing to share a memory or leave a message for the family may do so at

Diana was born Jan. 24, 1947 in Watervliet, to Fred and Madeline Robinson. She was a graduate of Coloma High School. Diana married Charles Bowden on June 18, 1966 and the couple celebrated 47 years together prior to Charles’ passing in 2013. She had worked at Sears for over 20 years prior to her retirement. Her family meant the world to her. She enjoyed going out to lunch often, whether it was with her two daughters, granddaughters, or her friends. She also enjoyed going to the casinos. Diane was always up for a good time.

Diana is survived by her two daughters, April (Gary) Gagliardo and Kristi (Tony) Craft, both of Coloma; six grandchildren, Allyson Craft, TJ Craft, Olivia Craft, Grace Gagliardo, Antonio Gagliardo and Charlie Gagliardo; her great-granddaughter Kinsley; her sisters, Roxanne (Steve) Boyer of Watervliet and Lisa (Michael) Swisher of Coloma; her brother Terry Robinson (Lyn Woodward) of Watervliet; and her special companion Dave Lape.

In addition to her parents, Diana was preceded in death by her husband Charles, her parents, and her brother Fred Robinson.


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