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.