Obituary: Donald ‘Rattlesnake Pete’ Bowmaker

Donald D. “Rattlesnake Pete” Bowmaker, age 86, retired Cessna toolmaker, died Monday, May 8, 2017.

Visitation will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater. Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Friday, May 12, and funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 13, both at St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Anna (Hamil) Bowmaker; six brothers; four sisters; and granddaughter, Shannon Bowmaker. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Gail; sons, Herb (Wilma) Bowmaker of Wichita, Jim Bowmaker of Wichita, Tony Bowmaker of Wichita, Gary (Eileen) Bowmaker of Haysville, and Tom (Jan) Bowmaker of Willard, Mo.; sister, Christina (Everett) Cogar of Fairview, Okla.; brother, Marion (Shirley) Bowmaker, of Fairview, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 1802 W. Grand Ave, Haysville, KS 67060.

Webb-Shinkle Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.