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Paul Bouman

August 26, 1918 April 28, 2019
Paul Bouman
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Obituary for Paul Bouman

Paul B. Bouman, age 100, of Oak Park; beloved husband of the late Victoria nee Bartling; loving father of Stephen (Janet), John (Robin Schirmer), Helene (Charles) Debelak, Mark (Mary Jane Keitel) and Janet (Randy) Peterson; cherished grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 21. Paul was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. For generations Paul was a Lutheran Church musician, teacher, and mentor. He composed and published over 100 choral and organ works. In 1971 he cofounded the Bach Cantata Vespers Series at Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest. He graduated from Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, and received his M.Mus. from Northwestern University. Paul also received Honorary Doctorates from Christ Seminary-Seminex in St. Louis, MO and Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN. Memorial visitation Friday 3 to 8 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Visitation also Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m, followed by Service at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St., River Forest. In lieu of flowers, donations to Grace Lutheran Church and/or its Bach Cantata Vespers series (graceriverforest.org/giving/) or Paul’s other favorite charity: Jeremiah Community Renewal Corporation c/o Grace Lutheran Church.


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Memorial Visitation

Friday

3

May

3:00 PM 5/3/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/3/2019 8:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Memorial Visitation

Saturday

4

May

9:30 AM 5/4/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 5/4/2019 10:30:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church

7300 Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305

Grace Lutheran Church
7300 Division St. River Forest 60305 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

4

May

11:00 AM 5/4/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5/4/2019 12:00:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church

7300 Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305

Grace Lutheran Church
7300 Division St. River Forest 60305 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Jeremiah Community Renewal Corporation

c/o Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St., River Forest, IL 60305

Grace Lutheran Church

7300 Division St., River Forest, IL. 60305
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