John “Jack” Bowers

A Jack Bowers creation

MARQUETTE, MI – John Lee “Jack” Bowers, age 73, of Marquette, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020, at his home, in the loving care of his family and caregivers of UP Home Health and Hospice.

Jack was born January 3, 1947, in Dayton, Ohio, a son of William and Sally Bowers.

A Marquette resident since 1975, Jack was an outspoken citizen of the Marquette Community for years.

Known as an accomplished musician, Jack was also a song writer, artist, and poet who possessed a kind and compassionate heart.

Among his many accomplishments and contributions to the community, Jack was a dedicated member and supporter of the Hiawatha Music Festival.

As a play on the “Say Yes to Michigan” campaign, Jack created the Upper Peninsula slogan, “Say Yah To Da UP, eh?” He will be greatly missed.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne of Marquette; his daughter, Christina (Ralph) Greene of Prescott, AZ; and granddaughter, Molly Greene of Scottsdale, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Honoring Jack’s request, private family services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Hiawatha Music Festival.

Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at fassbenderswansonhansen.com